[zeromq-dev] Unconference, Brussels, 10th May 2011, Minutes

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Thu May 12 18:05:18 CEST 2011


On 12 May 2011 11:07, Mikko Koppanen <mikko.koppanen at gmail.com> wrote:

>  - Building Debian packages (and whether the generated packages comply
> with debian policies)
>  - Building RPMs
>  - Windows installer
>  - Building on Windows (currently visual studio project files are
> maintained separately)
>  - Cross-compiling
>
>
Building on Windows is great, which is why I use it, but note that the
Windows installer is 32-bit based NSIS only.  That means x64 builds
incorrectly prompt for "Program Files (x86)".   The ideal packager would be
WiX but that's a mountain to climb compared to CPack usage.

I think the distribution package targets are not policy compliant as they by
nature miss the bureaucratic paperwork usually required.

CMake presently loses out on cross-compiling as you need to install CMake
and to date is hasn't exactly got a great history of API stability.  I think
you still will not find SCons or CMake in Red Hat for example and say Ubuntu
LTS 8 is at least two major ABI breaks different.

-- 
Steve-o
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