Re: [Gimp-developer] What about switching from Gtk+ to Qt

Hi Kevin

On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 05:04:33PM +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> > One advantage of CMake you didn't list is how it can do builds to a 
> > sub-directory of the source tree. I found this helpful when building a 
> > standard version of Blender and an experimental version with some added 
> > options without having to copy the entire source tree to a separate 
> > directory to do the two builds.
> You can do that with autofoo as well, by calling the configure script
> from the sub-directory:
> mkdir foo
> pushd foo
> ../configure ...
> make ...
> popd

Adding to what Nils said, automake has the concept of srcdir and
builddir.  You'll find variables named similarly in files.
These separate source code directory from the build effects directory.


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