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

Autotools may be unpleasant to learn, but once it works, it works, and it works well for GIMP. If you were starting a new project then you might have grounds to think about picking an easier build tool, but why throw away all the work already put into GIMP's use of autotools because autotools is too confusing for you? You likely aren't going to be doing any huge modifications on the autotools files yourself, so why not let the people who know how to use it use what they like?

P.S. Qt is a miserable library, and it's C++. Switching to it would essentially require a complete rewrite of GIMP and wouldn't really improve anything in the end.

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Partha Bagchi <partha1b gmail com> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud valdyas org> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jul 2012, Partha Bagchi wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 8:25 AM, Jernej Simončič <jernej ena si> wrote:
>>> On Sunday, July 29, 2012, 13:55:48, Shlomi Fish wrote:
>>>> CMake can generate GNU make-compatible makefiles just fine, so unless
>>>> you meant
>>>> GNU Automake, that's not the issue. CMake can also generate project
>>>> files for
>>>> other IDEs and support some other build-systems, all from the same
>>>> sources, so
>>>> in this respect it is far superior to GNU Autohell.
>>> How well does CMake handle cross-compiling? I recently had to compile
>>> a few projects that didn't use autotools, and getting them to
>>> cross-compile wasn't fun (one of those made some very wrong
>>> assumptions about Windows as well, which didn't help either).
>> Exactly!! I for one definitely vote against such a change assuming my
>> vote counts. :)
> Just chipping in with some actual information: cmake does support
> cross-compiling quite well. See
> Boudewijn
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In the past I have found it to be way too much work for too little
gain and hence don't wish to use it on Windows.
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