CMake 1.4-3 (Initial investigation)

Nicholas Wourms
Tue Aug 13 08:49:00 GMT 2002

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

>On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:18:35AM -0400, Bill Hoffman wrote:
>>Hi Corinna,
>>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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