[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters
wt at atmos.colostate.edu
Mon Apr 16 13:37:41 EDT 2007
On Monday 16 April 2007 11:13, Mark Hahn wrote:
> I only occasionally have to deal with it, so do not consider my
> opinion to be authoritative. as far as I can tell, it's a tool
> that dates back to the days when everyone as inventing their own
> way to do whole-tree builds. X had a similar thing, and probably
> dozens of other projects. eventually, it became clear that using make
> itself was the most sensible approach.
It came about after autoconf/automake. The main reason for it was that
autoconf/automake only work well in a Posix environment. The software of
Kitware needed to be portable to Windows as well. So they made cmake. It can
generate Unix Makefiles, Kdevelop project files, or MSVC project files.
> far more interesting is _configuring_ a whole tree. do you use cmake
> for this, as well? that's the real point of the modern "./configure &&
> make" approach, and at least in the cases I've seen, cmake doesn't do this.
Cmake does allow configuration. You can set the variables interactively or at
the command line a la configure. This happens when you run the cmake command
to generate your Makefiles.
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