Subject: Re: RFC: Remove autoconf support in libftdi-1.x
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Thomas Jarosch
> we've supported the autoconf and cmake build system
> since quite a while now in parallel.
> My current plan is to drop autoconf support
> in libftdi-1.x for various reasons:
> - cmake syntax is easier to understand and maintain,
> requires less code for common tasks
> - it's time consuming to keep two build
> systems in good condition
> - cmake configures way faster than autoconf
> - two build systems are confusing to new users
Agree with all the above.
The only thing is how to build libftdi-1.0 under Windows,
with either Cygwin or MinGW using CMake. I have not
figured out how to do that myself.
Cross-compiling under Linux works perfectly using
MinGW (32bit MinGW or 64bit MinGW-w64). Since
I use both Linux and Windows, this is okay for me.
But I think some libftdi-1.0 users may not use
So I do not really have an objection. I am not a fan of
auto-tools myself. But rather I hope the CMake experts
here can provide an instruction on Cygwin/MinGW under
Take note that libusb-1.0 Windows backend can
be built under Cygwin, MinGW, MinGW-w64
(with WPG System 64) under Windows relatively
easy. It is using auto-tools.
libftdi - see http://www.intra2net.com/en/developer/libftdi for details.
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