For anyone interested in using IDE for developing or exploring the Fossil code -- I just pushed a CMake project that handles the Fossil build [http://fossil-scm.org/index.html/timeline?r=cmake-ide].
In case you wonder, the build is done via CMake `ExternalProject_Add()`. So, basically, it kind of wraps the current autosetup-based Fossil build without duplicating the dependencies. It was also possible to unify the current Linux and Windows (MSVC) scripts. The rationale is to leverage the usual IDE conveninces such as code browsing, auto-complete, visual debugger etc. Also, having a Fossil source control plugin helps navigating the changes. CMake project can be generated into Makefiles or native projects for some IDEs. Most major C/C++ IDEs handle CMake one way or another. So far I tested building CMake Fossil with QtCreator, Code::Blocks, Eclipse CDT, and VSCode -- basically free and open source IDEs. Also I know that CLion has a good CMake support, and recently VisualStudio promoted better CMake integration, though I didn't test their native support. I used Makefiles generators with the IDEs that I tested, both on Linux and Windows. The Fossil MSVC build now can be also done out-of-source. IDE:: QtCreator => opens CMakeLists.txt directly Code::Blocks => cmake .. -G"CodeBlocks - Unix Makefiles" VSCode => opens CMakeLists.txt (needs CMakeTools extension) Eclipse CDT => cmake .. -G"Eclipse CDT4 - Unix Makefiles" BTW, It appears that Eclipse CDT can already import a __configured__ autosetup-based Fossil project AS IS (import Exisitng C/C++ Makefiles Project) ! With a couple of additional settings for includes and sources, all of the IDE features are usable. Nice to know. I mostly use this CMake project from QtCreator, I'm also using a Fossil version control plugin. Of course, cmake build can also be done from the command-line as usual: ----------------- cd fossil mkdir build cd build Linux:: cmake .. -G"Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release (OR Debug) make MSVC:: cmake .. -G"NMake Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release (OR Debug) nmake cd bin fossil ----------------- Additional parameters may be passed on cmake call via vars: -DFOSSIL_CONFIGURE="", -DFOSSIL_BUILD="", -DFOSSIL_TEST="" Hope this would be useful to fellow Fossil developers. Please let me know of your experinces and ideas. If this makes sense, I may try to write up some Fossil wiki page with detailed instructions on how to set up the Fossil project development in IDE. Artur Shepilko _______________________________________________ fossil-users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.fossil-scm.org:8080/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fossil-users