[Weekend Reminder] Re: [Telux] Next Meeting: "CMake" on 25-October-2009
shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Oct 23 20:37:11 IST 2009
This is a weekend reminder that we will have a TelFOSS meeting about CMake the
upcoming Sunday (25-Oct-2009) on 18:30 in Tel Aviv University. More details
can be found below.
Sorry for not publicising it on Facebook, but the wretched Send button did not
work in Firefox. :-(. It was on Whatsup.org.il, though.
On Monday 19 Oct 2009 23:02:24 Shlomi Fish wrote:
> Hi all!
> The Tel Aviv Open Source Club will host a talk by Constantine Shulyupin (
> http://www.linuxdriver.co.il/ ) about "CMake - the Nifty Build and
> Configuration System" - on Sunday 25-October-2009 (slightly less than a
> week from now).
> The meeting will take place at Tel Aviv University, at the Schreiber
> Maths&CS building, room 008 on 18:30. So mark your calendars. More
> information can be found at:
> * http://www.cs.tau.ac.il/telux/
> * http://wiki.osdc.org.il/index.php/Tel_Aviv_Meeting_on_25_October_2009
> With any other problems, feel free to contact me:
> Hopefully Constantine will be able to give a re-run of this presentation on
> Haifux and other possible venues.
> You can see what we have so far here:
> We are also planning to re-use some CMake presentations and material that
> we found online. In any case, here's an abstract:
> CMake - cross platform make.
> - configure the software build process and generate makefiles (or IDE
> project files) automatically on many systems.
> - Advantages over GNU Autotools.
> - Smaller archive files and downloads (no huge "configure",
> "configure.in"/"configure.ac", Makefile.am, Makefile.in, etc.)
> - Faster configurations (using the CMake command).
> - no excessive forking and running processes in CMake.
> - make/build runs faster (due to no "libtool" commands).
> - much easier to maintain and tends to break less than Autoconf's
> m4 macros generating /bin/sh code, with many other tools in
> between. Show:
> - http://www.seul.org/docs/autotut/figure1.png
> - Better Microsoft Windows support:
> - can prepare Windows NSIS packages out-of-the-box.
> - Its licence is mod-BSDL instead of Autotools' GPL.
> CMake may still have some disadvantages over GNU Autotools (a.k.a: GNU
> Autohell), but we like it.
> Next on our agenda is starting the "Welcome-to-FOSS" series:
> We're looking for volunteer presenters and backup presenters. Currently our
> agenda is here:
> We are always looking for presentations on interesting topics. If you have
> an interesting idea for a talk, feel free to contact us and we'll
> co-ordinate a date.
> Shlomi Fish
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