Hi, Andrew Pennebaker wrote: > Could we improve how gnulib integrates with downstream projects, to make it > easier to work with different build tools? In particular, would be helpful > for gnulib to easily work with cmake projects. > > In my case, I have an application that needs openat(), and I already have a > complex cmake configuration that would be difficult to rewrite in terms of > autotools.
I don't think we will spend time to make gnulib-tool generate cmake configurations. 1. Because the GNU build system is based on Autotools. 2. Because many people say that cmake is a horror to use.  But gnulib-tool by design creates a subdirectory, and you can yourself - add a simple configure.ac to that subdirectory, as outlined in the documentation , - integrate this subdirectory with cmake through an 'ExternalProject' . If, during this process, you encounter pain points that require (small) gnulib-tool changes, please come back to us and report them. Bruno  https://www.reddit.com/r/cpp/comments/4flb8z/fighting_through_a_cmake_hell/  https://www.reddit.com/r/cpp/comments/7yps20/its_time_to_do_cmake_right/  https://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Initial-import.html  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5971921/building-a-library-using-autotools-from-cmake