Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] finishing Cmake (Was: Simpifying exporting DLL symbols)
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:38:15 -0500
Bálint Réczey wrote:
2013/2/26 Bill Meier <[email protected]>:
On 2/26/2013 5:11 PM, Bálint Réczey wrote:
2013/2/26 Pascal Quantin <[email protected]>:
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Thank you! If no one opposes I'll commit the patch on Thursday and
then start converting the remaining libs.

It sounds like the change is significant.

if so, I suggest we consider if we should wait until after 1.10 is released
to make the change.
It is significant in a way, but I think it would be better to have it in 1.10.
It is the last change needed for CMake build system to make it good enough to
generate official Debian packages.
I got several requests to ship the Qt GUI in Debian and with CMake I
can generate both
GTK and Qt GUIs nicely not to mention that CMake builds are faster.

1.10.0 would be a perfect candidate to release a fully operational
CMake build system
for Linux and after 1.10 we could make CMake work on every platform.
Another thing that is missing in CMake is the ability to (re)generate 
the ASN.1 dissectors. Currently you need to use autofoo or Windows to do 
that.
(I tried looking at it once a long time ago but didn't spend the time to 
learn CMake sufficiently...)