CMake Version Compatibility Matrix

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CMake Version Compatibility Matrix

Marcel Loose
Hi all,

Is there any chance that the version compatibility matrix will be
updated for cmake 3.x features?

Best regards,
Marcel Loose.


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Re: CMake Version Compatibility Matrix

Johannes Zarl
Hi,

> Is there any chance that the version compatibility matrix will be
> updated for cmake 3.x features?

Short answer: no.

Longer answer:
I've written and maintained the compatibility matrix before.

The reasons I've stopped maintaining the page:
(1) Distilling the changes between versions is quite some manual effort (diffing
the help text and checking whether something some change reflects a change in
cmake or just a doc change) .
(2) The documentation format changed in cmake 3, which would have meant a very
big one-time effort toget the differences between 2.8 and 3.
(3) I still believe that this could be done much better by including
annotations in the documentation itself ("Available since:", "Deprecated
in:").

Hope that explains my reasons,
  Johannes

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Re: CMake Version Compatibility Matrix

blessjah
Hi,

Wouldn't it be better to have compability matrix generated automatically? Assuming we can automate process of building CMake and executing tests for any particular version we want, couldn't we create test suite checking if feature X works in version Y of CMake? This way we could maintain compability matrix by simply adding tests for new features?

Also, including annotations "Available since" in documentations would be great idea.

BR
Michal


On Mon, Mar 02, 2015 at 11:35:12AM +0100, Johannes Zarl wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > Is there any chance that the version compatibility matrix will be
> > updated for cmake 3.x features?
>
> Short answer: no.
>
> Longer answer:
> I've written and maintained the compatibility matrix before.
>
> The reasons I've stopped maintaining the page:
> (1) Distilling the changes between versions is quite some manual effort (diffing
> the help text and checking whether something some change reflects a change in
> cmake or just a doc change) .
> (2) The documentation format changed in cmake 3, which would have meant a very
> big one-time effort toget the differences between 2.8 and 3.
> (3) I still believe that this could be done much better by including
> annotations in the documentation itself ("Available since:", "Deprecated
> in:").
>
> Hope that explains my reasons,
>   Johannes
>
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