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Message ID: 2258     Entry time: 11 Jul 2021
Author: Konstantin Olchanski 
Topic: Info 
Subject: midas cmake update 
I reworked the midas cmake files:
- install via CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX should work correctly now:
- installed are bin, lib and include - everything needed to build against the midas library
- if built without CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, a special mode "MIDAS_NO_INSTALL_INCLUDE_FILES" is activated, and the include path 
contains all the subdirectories need for compilation
- -I$MIDASSYS/include and -L$MIDASSYS/lib -lmidas work in both cases
- to "use" midas, I recommend: include($ENV{MIDASSYS}/lib/midas-targets.cmake)
- config files generated for find_package(midas) now have correct information (a manually constructed subset of information 
automatically exported by cmake's install(export))
- people who want to use "find_package(midas)" will have to contribute documentation on how to use it (explain the magic used to 
find the "right midas" in /usr/local/midas or in /midas or in ~/packages/midas or in ~/pacjages/new-midas) and contribute an 
example superproject that shows how to use it and that can be run from the bitpucket automatic build. (features that are not part 
of the automatic build we cannot insure against breakage).

On my side, here is an example of using include($ENV{MIDASSYS}/lib/midas-targets.cmake). I posted this before, it is used in 
midas/examples/experiment and I will ask ben to include it into the midas wiki documentation.

Below is the complete cmake file for building the alpha-g event bnuilder and main control frontend. When presented like this, I 
have to agree that cmake does provide positive value to the user. (the jury is still out whether it balances out against the 
negative value in the extra work to "just support find_package(midas) already!").

# CMakeLists.txt for alpha-g frontends

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.12)


add_compile_options(-Wall -Wformat=2 -Wno-format-nonliteral -Wno-strict-aliasing -Wuninitialized -Wno-unused-function)

add_executable(feevb feevb.cxx TsSync.cxx)
target_link_libraries(feevb midas)

add_executable(fectrl fectrl.cxx GrifComm.cxx EsperComm.cxx JsonTo.cxx KOtcp.cxx $ENV{MIDASSYS}/src/tmfe_rev0.cxx)
target_link_libraries(fectrl midas)

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