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@ 2024-06-20  5:20                   ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
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From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey @ 2024-06-20  5:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Luther Johnson; +Cc: coff, Greg A. Woods

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[Moved to COFF.  Mercifully this really has nothing to do with Unix]

On Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 22:09:11 -0700, Luther Johnson wrote:
> On 06/19/2024 10:01 PM, Scot Jenkins via TUHS wrote:
>> "Greg A. Woods" <> wrote:
>>> I will not ever allow cmake to run, or even exist, on the machines I
>>> control...
>> How do you deal with software that only builds with cmake (or meson,
>> scons, ... whatever the developer decided to use as the build tool)?
>> What alternatives exist short of reimplementing the build process in
>> a standard makefile by hand, which is obviously very time consuming,
>> error prone, and will probably break the next time you want to update
>> a given package?
>> If there is some great alternative, I would like to know about it.
> I just avoid tools that build with CMake altogether, I look for
> alternative tools. The tool has already told me, what I can expect from
> a continued relationship, by its use of CMake ...

That's fine if you have the choice.  I use Hugin
(, a panorama stitcher, and the authors
have made the decision to use cmake.  I don't see any useful
alternative to to Hugin, so I'm stuck with cmake.

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