[flac-dev] Build systems to keep

Jim Gray jgray at elcaminostudios.com
Sun May 1 18:29:18 UTC 2022

As a windows/visual studio user, I agree.  CMake is a solid alternative
for building flac.

Thanks for supporting Windows!


On Sun, May 1, 2022 11:22 am, Martijn van Beurden wrote:

> Hi all,
> Currently flac has 4 build systems: autotools (configure.ac), CMake,
> Makefile.lite and Visual Studio files. I think this is too much and
> like some opinions on which to remove.
> I propose to remove the Visual Studio files (a mention has already
> been put in the changelog and README of the 1.3.4 release that they will be
> removed) because that was already planned. CMake takes over the role of
> providing a build system for Visual Studio. As recent releases of Visual
> Studio actually feature integration of CMake, one
> could see CMake as being 'endorsed' by Microsoft. Visual Studio users will
> get a better maintained and configurable build system instead of the rigid
> files flac provides right now.
> I'd also like to remove the Makefile.lite build system. From a remark
> in the README it seems it was at some point created to provide an
> alternative or back-up for the autotools build system, but a much more
> flexible alternative is now available: CMake.
> I'd like to hear your thoughts on this matter.
> Kind regards,
> Martijn van Beurden
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