[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] Fwd: Raising CMake minimum version to 3.4.3

Daniel Sanders via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 3 02:45:54 PDT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Renato Golin [mailto:renato.golin at linaro.org]
> Sent: 02 May 2016 20:01
> To: John Reagan
> Cc: LLVM Dev; llvm-dev-request at lists.llvm.org; Daniel Sanders; Tom Stellard;
> Bill Seurer; Hans Wennborg
> Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] Fwd: Raising CMake minimum version to
> 3.4.3
> On 2 May 2016 at 18:48, John Reagan via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > As one of the OS' without current CMake support, I'm closely watching this
> discussion.  We currently have LLVM 3.4.2 hosted on OpenVMS Itanium (as a
> host only, x86 target) using configure/make with little hassle.  We plan to
> port CMake to OpenVMS, but that has been trickier than you'd think (others
> have tried, I haven't found anybody who has done it).  Looks like I'll want to
> visit the cmake-developers list to as we get farther along.
> >
> > The "lets update every year just because" does have ripple effects for us
> non-traditional platforms.
> Thank you John, with some concrete arguments to my earlier attempt to
> hold the horses.
> As far as ARM is concerned, it's probably fine to upgrade (we've done
> most of the work last week), but there are platforms that make ARM
> testing look easy. :)
> I'm adding some MIPS, PPC and release folks to make sure there's
> nothing else we're missing.
> cheers,
> --renato

I'm not aware of any problems with this for MIPS. The buildbots I admin already use backported versions of cmake and ninja and it's not much more of a burden to have additional versions installed to non-standard prefixes. I'll find out whether that's ok for the MIPS buildbot that I don't admin.

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