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Re: In future, to replace autotools by cmake like KDE4 did?


Hi,

The autotools ( automake + libtool + autoconf + ... ) generate many big
files that they have been slowing the building's computation and growing
enormously their cvs/svn/git/hg repositories because of generated files.


To see below interesting links:
1. http://dot.kde.org/1172083974/
2. http://sam.zoy.org/lectures/20050910-debian/
3. https://lwn.net/Articles/188693/
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Build_Tools
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Automake

The benefits could be:
* +40% faster in the KDE4 building vs KDE 3.5.6.
* elimination of redundant and unnecesary generated files as those
 from autotools.
* smaller cvs/svn/git/hg repositories.

stop spreading this FUD. If you leave the auto-generated files from autotools in the source control repositories, then it is your fault. They are generated files and can always be generated. Hence putting them under revision control makes no sense and so don't do it. And more certain don't complain about it if you did.


Regards

Marcel


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