docs/README-cmake.md
author Philipp Wiesemann <philipp.wiesemann@arcor.de>
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:14:11 +0200
changeset 10188 9cf58ba2b2ad
parent 9066 c2af3ff967cc
permissions -rw-r--r--
Added a simple test case for SDL_sscanf() to tests. It fails on platforms where SDL's custom implementation is used. Relates to Bugzilla #3341.

CMake
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(www.cmake.org)

SDL's build system was traditionally based on autotools. Over time, this
approach has suffered from several issues across the different supported 
platforms.
To solve these problems, a new build system based on CMake is under development.
It works in parallel to the legacy system, so users can experiment with it
without complication.
While still experimental, the build system should be usable on the following
platforms:

* FreeBSD
* Linux
* VS.NET 2010
* MinGW and Msys
* OS X with support for XCode


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Usage
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Assuming the source for SDL is located at ~/sdl

    cd ~
    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake ../sdl

This will build the static and dynamic versions of SDL in the ~/build directory.