[LLVMdev] [RFC] Raise minimum required CMake version to 3.0

Jonathan Roelofs jroelofs.lists at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 15:12:12 PDT 2015

On 3/10/15 3:53 PM, Renato Golin wrote:
> On 10 March 2015 at 21:30, Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> wrote:
>> In the absence of specific features which would make our use of CMake
>> significantly better, I'm inclined to stick roughly to the version of CMake
>> in the latest LTS release of ubuntu (I don't know the stable releases of
>> debian well enough to cite it, but likely the same applies).
> seems to be the common minimum version.
> Another thing to consider is the impact of CMake changes on buildbots.
> It may not be possible to migrate all buildbots to newer versions, for
> instance, Ubuntu is still stuck with I think, but Debian
> Jesse is already on 3.0.2 and Arch Linux on 3.1.3.
Renato, what do you mean by "stuck with" here? Do you mean this is the 
version that comes pre-installed, or is this the latest version of CMake 
that will build on those platforms? If the latter, that's a significant 

> The "advanced" features I want from CMake are:
>   * use pool = console (available in 3.0) to get rid of our ugly hack
> due to short timeouts
>   * specify -DCMAKE_NINJA_LINK_POOL=2 so we can build on
> multi-core/low-mem environments (or distcc).
> I don't think the second is even on the drawing board, though I
> remember having suggested it a few years back.
> None of them would make the life of a new developer easier, though... :)
> cheers,
> --renato
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