"When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big
as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade
earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build
most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE
4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is
rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of
buildsystems. Read on for more...
"This article focuses on CMake, which is not actually part of
KDE, but is developed independently by Kitware and a team of open
source developers. It is released under a BSD-style license. I
can't really show much in the way of screenshots for a build
system, but I will do my best to explain why CMake has been a
welcome change to the KDE development process..."