CMake

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Work is a on going to get this build system functional!

Cmake is a cross-platform build system know to work on all major platforms we support (*nix, Windows, OSX).

CMake is an extensible, open-source system that has many powerful features. Those features include:

  • Supports complex, large build environments. CMake has been proven in several large projects (KDE, ParaView, SecondLife, Scribus)
  • Generates native build files (e.g., makefiles on Unix; workspaces/projects on MS Visual C++). Therefore, standard tools can be used on any platform/compiler configuration.
  • Powerful system introspection abilities including the ability to find installed include files, libraries and executables. Also the ability to test the compiler for supported features.
  • Integrated testing system called CTest.
  • Integrated packaging system called CPack.
  • Easy integration with CDash and Dart dashboard servers.
  • Powerful scripting language with simple syntax.
  • Supports in-place and out-of-place builds. Multiple compilation trees are possible from a single source tree.
  • Can be easily extended to add new features.
  • CMake is open source, under a liberal BSD license.
  • CMake operates with a cache designed to be interfaced with a graphical editor. The cache provides optional interaction to conditionally control the build process.
  • Ability to create Mac OSX Frameworks and Application Bundles.
  • Supports adding complex custom rules to the build.

How you can help

Right now we are going through all of the directories and sub-directories in the src folder and add a CMakeLists.txt file

SIMPLE CmakeLists.txt

   SET(libavoid_SRC
   connector.cpp
   geometry.cpp
   graph.cpp
   makepath.cpp
   polyutil.cpp
   region.cpp
   router.cpp
   shape.cpp
   static.cpp
   timer.cpp
   vertices.cpp
   visibility.cpp
   )

SIMPLE with single sub-directory Cmakelists.txt

   SET(libavoid_SRC
   connector.cpp
   geometry.cpp
   graph.cpp
   makepath.cpp
   polyutil.cpp
   region.cpp
   router.cpp
   shape.cpp
   static.cpp
   timer.cpp
   vertices.cpp
   visibility.cpp
   #Add our subdirectory sourcelist Var
   ${libavoid_parameter_SRC}
   )
   # this adds a single sub-directory
   ADD_SUBDIRECTORY(parameter)

Testing/Using

Experience with Scribus strongly suggests using an "out of source"build arrangement. E.g.

mkdir buildinkscape
cd buildinkscape
cmake ./path/to/inkscape/sources

References: Installing Scribus with Cmake
Installing with CMake on OSX