[osg-users] Convertions w.r.t .gitignore

Sebastian Messerschmidt sebastian.messerschmidt at gmx.de
Tue Jan 26 08:09:55 PST 2016

Am 26.01.2016 um 16:42 schrieb Björn Blissing:
> SMesserschmidt wrote:
>> Hi Robert,
>> With the use of CMake the source and solutions are always separated.
>> So there is no need for the VS-ignore stuff.
>> Cheers
>> Sebastian
> Hi Sebastian,
> ALWAYS is a strong wording. There is nothing in CMake to prevent you from doing an in-source build. The choice of doing in-source or out-of-source build is completely up to you.
Sorry, of course. But it is definitely recommended to do out-of-source 
buildings ;-)
> I usually build OSG in-source because I prefer to have the auto generated header files in the same folder as the rest of the osg headers. (If you do an out-of-source build your auto generated header files will end up in the build directory.)
But they are installed by CMake-Install, in case you are referring to 
the version.h etc?

So technically there should be no explicit need to do so, at least this 
always worked like a charm for me (And I'm relying on those files when 
finding the correct OSG-Version from another CMake project)

I'm not arguing that using CMake prevents you from doing in-source 
building, but I guess only a fraction of people is doing this.
Even if the majority is using it this way, I would still advocate for 
not adding the VS specific entries to the .gitignore file.

> Regards
> Björn
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