Le 2014-05-16 09:06, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) a écrit :
On May 15, 2014, at 8:00 PM, Fabricio Cannini <fcannini@gmail.com> wrote:

Nobody is disagreeing that one could find a way to make CMake work - all we are saying is that (a) CMake has issues too, just like autotools, and (b) we have yet to see a compelling reason to undertake the transition...which would have to be a *very* compelling one.
I was simply agreeing with Maxime about why it could work. ;)

But if you and the other devels are fine with it, i'm fine too.
FWIW, simply for my own curiosity's sake, if someone could confirm deny whether cmake:

1. Supports the following compiler suites: GNU (that's a given, I assume), Clang, OS X native (which is variants of GNU and Clang), Absoft, PGI, Intel, Cray, HP-UX, Oracle Solaris (Linux and Solaris), Tru64, Microsoft Visual, IBM BlueGene (I think that's gcc, but am not entirely sure).  (some of these matter mainly to hwloc, not necessarily OMPI)
I have built projects with CMake using GNU, Intel, PGI, OS X native. CMake claims to make MSV projects, so I'm assuming MS Visual works. I can't say about the others.
2. Bootstrap a tarball such that an end user does not need to have cmake installed.

That, I have no clue, but they do have a page about bootstrapping cmake itself
I am not sure if this is what you mean.

If there is no existing CMake installation, a bootstrap script is provided:

    make install

(Note: the make install step is optional, cmake will run from the build directory.)

According to this, you could have a tarball including CMake and instruct the users to run some variant of (or make your own bootstrap script including this)
 ./bootstrap && make && ./cmake . && make && make install

Now that I think about it, OpenFOAM uses CMake and bootstraps it if it is not install, so it is certainly possible.