Getting started with WorkingWithCMake

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Getting started with WorkingWithCMake

Post by arnon » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Hi there,

I am a newbie to CodeLite also to CMake. (So be patient with me :)
I trying to setup a basic project following
with very little success.

1. Is there a better step-by-step tutorial for creating a new project using CMake?
2. I run the CMake on my new project (after importing file from a directory) and the CMakeLists.txt seems rather empty and maybe not build correctly/entirely. Also I don't see a makefile created in my cpp folder.
3. Also reading (and following) here:
and the line
"Generates CMakeLists.txt files for the selected project and all its dependencies (as dictated in the project's Build Order)"
yet checking my project's Build Order and it's empty :cry:
4. Checking the source code itself I have a
std::cout which is colored red. right clicking the code suggests me to import iostream yet the std::cout color stays red - is that an error? was the iostream imported?
5. When I run (from my new project menu) Custom Targets -> cmake-debug I get an error for a missing CMakeLists.txt file in a build-debug sub-directory which was created as instructed in I Don't understand this. I do have a sub-directory named cmake-build-Debug created by Run CMake earlier.
6. Lastly, should I use a previous version of CodeLite?

Using version 12.0.0
Using CMake 3.10.3
On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Getting started with WorkingWithCMake

Post by eranif » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:50 pm

The link: is the OLD way of working with CMake
The latter is the preferred way
Make sure you have read the HOW TO POST thread

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