Post by Kosta Zertsekel via bitcoin-dev
I wonder why automake has become the build system for Bitcoin Core?
I mean - why not cmake which is considered better?
Can you please point to the relevant discussion or explanation?
Considered by whom? Automake is the standard and I prefer it as it
no additional install on most systems. For that, I consider it better.
Well, here are some quotes about CMake build tools...
Our brief research showed that CMake and âmakeâ were the most popular
cross-platform tools, having ~30% of users each, while both Autotools
and qmake had less than 7% of users. So we ended up with CMake and make.
KDE Project (2006)
Now the next big change is happening: KDE is leaving the aging "autotool"
build chain behind. Some developers, not only in KDE, like to nickname
the autotools as "auto-hell" because of its difficult to comprehend
architecture. So, KDE 4 will feature a completely different build system:
Also, there are more advanced build systems:
- Meson [http://mesonbuild.com]
- Ninja [https://ninja-build.org/]
All of them (CMake, Meson, Ninja) had a goal to replace automake.
Was there any discussion about choosing the best build system for
--- Kosta Z.