[Bug 258362] audio/libsndfile: Unnecessary uses of CMake

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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 20:08:41 +0000
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258362

Daniel Engberg <diizzy_at_FreeBSD.org> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Daniel Engberg <diizzy_at_FreeBSD.org> ---
It's much easier to maintain, debug and in many cases also improves build time
quite dramatically especially when you have many cores like ARM. What you also
see is that many projects (especially audio/video/desktop related ones) are
moving away from GNU Autotools to already mentioned CMake or Meson and in case
of CMake an additional benefit are the cmake files in lib/cmake that aren't
available using Autotools.

I recognize that it can be perceived as a "downgrade" if you're looking at
single port in terms of build time but past that there are a lot of benefits
and usually more consistent than Autotools (less hacks/patching in Makefile).
Additionally since many users (ports) will pull in CMake anyway it's not an
issue if you look at the bigger picture.

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