Fake it until you Make it

Well that feels like multiple steps back to get in the exact same place, but this is actually progress. See what had happened was… Until discovering KDevelop I spent too much time relying on Eclipse once I configured it to just work. And it did and it does. But eventually I’d like to move away from Eclipse to KDevelop. Meanwhile, I was not able to compile using my other default build system of (GNU) Make and a Makefile. This is… Read More »Fake it until you Make it

CMake vs. Make

One thing you notice right away in KDevelop is that they like to use CMake. Up until now I’ve always just used Make, I mean path of least resistance, right? There’s a great blog post on Perpetual Enigma about the differences, so I’ll just summarize here. Make will always be used as it’s part of the CMake build process, but CMake adds what’s basically an abstraction layer to create the Makefile per platform you’re building on. It stands for Cross-platform… Read More »CMake vs. Make