Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#19795 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make Tor be built with cmake

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Major Keywords: build, cmake, configure, make
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Because cmake is a real cross-platform make solution. Nowadays we cannot build tor in windows using any compiler available, we are restricted to cygwin/mingw. But what if I don't have them, but have Visual Studio? Cmake is a ultra-lightweight solution which does the work for most of compilers and IDEs and has a nice gui configurator. Imho it is a crime against the developers not to use it for build.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Type: defectenhancement

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

As long as we're uttering wishes aloud, why not bmake?
The makefile is as simple as pie and it's remarkably portable with the right mk files.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'm not saying we're going to be on autotools forever, but we aren't planning a migration to cmake any time soon.

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