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Re: Call for libcurl cmake users/maintainers!

From: Sergei Nikulov <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:43:43 +0400

2014-07-24 11:42 GMT+04:00 Daniel Stenberg <>:

> Hey,
> As an experiment and just checking in which status our current cmake build
> files are at, I've tried to build curl/libcurl with it on my 64 bit Debian
> Linux.
> It couldn't even generate a first set of Makefiles. It identified problems
> in the tests/libtest/CMakeLists.txt file/builds.
Will check it soon.
Looks like name clashes.

> We need to find one or more people in this project that actually care
> about cmake and who wants to work on fixing the cmake build. I'm going to
> set a deadline on the last of August 2014 and if the cmake build is not
> improved (significantly) by then, it'll be removed NOT TO BE RETURNED
> AGAIN[*].
> I was never convinced adding cmake support was a good idea but I allowed
> it to get added in April 2009 as there were a bunch of eager advocates of
> it at the time. Ever since then, it has remained an inferior way to build
> libcurl on probably all platforms since there's just not much attention
> given to it, most likely (my guess) because there aren't very many users of
> it.
> So, I need proof that it is a good idea to keep it around!
> [*] = nothing is ever truly final and everything can always be reverted
> and brought back to discussions, but I would need some seriously heavy
> arguments to be talked into letting cmake in again after we've tried to get
> it working for 5(!) long years and failing.
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Best Regards,
Sergei Nikulov

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Received on 2014-07-24