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Re: Call for libcurl cmake users/maintainers!

From: Geoff Beier <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:23:58 -0400

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, we use the cmake build system exclusively for libcurl on Windows.

For other platforms we tend to use the autotools scripts.

The libcurl cmake scripts use cmake in ways that I don't understand very
well, but I do have a local patch I use to build using schannel and
winldap, as well as support targeting Windows Server 2003.

It's probably not general enough to merge as-is (because I don't
completely understand some of the tests that are performed, and have
only used it on Windows) but I'd be happy to share it with someone who
understands them.


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Received on 2014-07-24