cross-platform build alternative

There’s evidence that CMake may be overtaking Autotools as the cross-platform build tool of choice in the open source community.

Google Trends indicates that CMake has recently overtaken Automake in search volume, and here’s an insightful article about why KDE switched to CMake during the KDE 4.0 development cycle.

(2017 update): Per recent reddit, CMake has become the defacto standard, even though it’s not universally loved. I’m intrigued by Meson, which cooperates with the Ninja build system, which (in turn) was first imported onto Github on October 15, 2010 by Evan Martin.


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