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Quick CMake of GEOS

16 Jan 2010 | mloskot

It’s an example of b..dy quick attempt to configure CMake-based build of a fairly large library written in C++ programming language. It is GEOS.

Seven. A lucky number. Arnulf’s nickname. Total number of lines (commands) of CMake script to configure build of GEOS C++ core as a static library using sources form SVN trunk:

Create trunk/CMakeLists.txt file:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.6)

Create trunk/src/CMakeLists.txt file:

add_library(geos STATIC ${geos_SRC})

In fact, only six lines are really required. The third line in file trunk/CMakeLists.txt is optional.

mloskot@dog:~/dev/geos/_svn/trunk$ svn status
?       CMakeLists.txt
?       src/CMakeLists.txt
mloskot@dog:~/dev/geos/_svn/trunk$ mkdir ../build
mloskot@dog:~/dev/geos/_svn/trunk$ cd ../build/
mloskot@dog:~/dev/geos/_svn/build$ cmake ../trunk
-- The C compiler identification is GNU
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/mloskot/dev/geos/_svn/build
mloskot@dog:~/dev/geos/_svn/build$ make -j5
Scanning dependencies of target geos
[  0%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/geos_lib.dir/operation/valid/RepeatedPointTester.cpp.o

and 53 seconds later my Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz box announces:

[100%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/geos.dir/linearref/LengthIndexOfPoint.cpp.o
Linking CXX static library libgeos.a
[100%] Built target geos

This build configuration is universal and cross platform, thus should work on all platforms supported by CMake.

Simply, you can not afford not use the best cross-platform build system that ever existed :-)

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