CMake 1.4-3 (Initial investigation)
Tue Aug 13 08:49:00 GMT 2002
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:18:35AM -0400, Bill Hoffman wrote:
>>I would like to see the cmake stuff in cygwin. Is there
>>a problem with the way I packaged/ announced it?
>This belongs to the cygwin-apps ML.
>The actual problem is, that nobody looked into the package so far
>and nobody voted for it.
I'll vote for it, provided someone else checks it to see if I missed
I have checked it out tentitively. As I'm stuck on some other personal
packaging issues atm, I haven't had the opportunity to fully test it.
However the binary installs and returns help info when requested. I
did find the documentation directory to be rather weak in content. I
would highly suggest copying the pdf/rtf documentation along with the
examples to said directory. This is in case the user is offline or
cannot go to the website for some reason.
Next, the lack of man (and/or info) pages is rather distressing. Are
the gnumake man pages fully relevant to cmake? If not, I would highly
suggest the author considier making some for a future release.
Also, is the source pristine or is it patched just for cygwin? I have
no clue since the source package contains no documentation regarding
this. I would encourage the maintainer to go with one of the two
packaging formats on:
At a bare minimum, you should provide a CYGWIN-PATCHES directory
containing the setup.hint, compiling instructions, and the patch (if
any) you used so that the person can revert to pristine sources. If you
need an example, please feel free to check out one of the src packages
on our mirrors.
So I do hope someone will have the opportunity to check this out as
well. It looks like a wonderful utility!
P.S. - Since this is a critique, it is more appropriate for this list
only. Heaven knows the main list gets enough traffic as it is...
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