John and Geert,
As I remembered, I am still having problem with cmake. I have pasted the
error message below. Is this a known problem? If not, will it be better to
wait for Geert's restructuring and then try to fix it? For reference,
[3/942] cd /home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/gnucash/po && /usr/bin/cmake ...e -D
PO_DIR=/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/gnucash/po -P check-po.cmake
cd /home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/gnucash/po && /usr/bin/cmake -D
INTLTOOL_UPDATE=/usr/bin/intltool-update -D PO_DIR=/home/bhardwajs/ac/deve
l/gnucash/po -P check-po.cmake
The usage of POTFILES.ignore is deprecated. Please consider moving the
content of this file to POTFILES.skip.
The following files contain translations and are currently not in use.
consider adding these to the POTFILES.in file, located in the po/ directory
If some of these files are left out on purpose then please add them to
POTFILES.skip instead of POTFILES.in. A file 'missing' containing this list
of left out files has been written in the current directory.
Please report to email@example.com
CMake Error at check-po.cmake:22 (MESSAGE):
POTFILES.in is missing files. See 'missing' in
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:54 AM, John Ralls <jra...@ceridwen.fremont.ca.us>
> > On Aug 9, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Alex Aycinena <alex.aycin...@gmail.com>
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: John Ralls <jra...@ceridwen.fremont.ca.us>
> >> To: Sumit Bhardwaj <bhardw...@gmail.com>
> >> Cc: gnucash-devel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Bcc:
> >> Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:01:44 +0300
> >> Subject: Re: Source directory restructuring
> >>> On Aug 8, 2017, at 5:50 PM, Sumit Bhardwaj <bhardw...@gmail.com>
> >>> John,
> >>> If the plan is to dump autotools, should we ask also devs to make sure
> >> that
> >>> they can build using cmake? I have had problems in the past and
> >> therefore,
> >>> I have stuck with autotools so far.
> >>> What are the things we want to confirm in the cmake toolchain?
> >>> cmake
> >>> cmake install
> >>> cmake check
> >>> Anything else?
> >> Sumit,
> >> No. cmake <args> srcdir && make && make check && make install or (quite
> >> bit faster) cmake -G Ninja <args> srcdir && ninja check && ninja
> >> You generally need to at least specify a -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX unless
> >> want GnuCash installed in /usr/local which back in the day was a
> >> thing to do but isn't really anymore. Because of normal linker behavior
> >> GnuCash's overuse of loadable modules you also need to uninstall before
> >> building, especially when changing branches. The incantation for that in
> >> cmake is xargs rm < install_manifest.txt.
> >> Geert and I use the cmake+ninja build system most of the time and the
> >> Windows automated build has been using it for just over a year. I think
> >> that it's well tested. There's a known problem that the dependency graph
> >> doesn't capture everything especially for some of the scheme modules so
> >> allowing too much parallelism (setting -j too high on a many-core
> >> will try to build some things before their dependencies are done. That's
> >> not a blocker to dropping autotools. The only loose end at present is
> >> there are still a few rough edges in the dist target that need to be
> >> cleaned up.
> >> Regards,
> >> John Ralls
> > I switched to cmake and ninja a few months ago when I had trouble
> > with autotools and I thought everything was working fine. I pushed a
> > and found that some changes to unit tests that I had made didn't work and
> > so I accidently broke the build. I had assumed that ninja check, which
> > been successful, had run the unit tests and hadn't bother to check for
> > sure. I was finally able to get autotools to work by not including the
> > debug arg in configure and so was able to run the unit test, fix it and
> > push the fix. I have been using autotools since to make sure the tests
> > all run.
> > My question is whether cmake now runs all the same unit tests.
> IIRC you flagged those tests as not run and Geert fixed them. Do you
> remember what they were?
> I think that cmake and autotools are running the same set of tests but I
> haven't done a test-by-test comparison in a while.
> John Ralls
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