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From Ferry Huberts <>
Subject Re: Generated Manifest files
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:47:05 GMT

On 14/11/12 11:34, Alexander Broekhuis wrote:
> Hi all,
> At this moment the MANIFEST file is a required file as part of building a
> bundle. I've been looking into some way to generate this.
> I'd like to add the following solution to the CMake scripts:
> In the packaging macro a template is used to replace markers
> with the correct info:
>   * Bundle-SymbolicName -> Defaults to the library/bundle name, can be
> overridden
>   * Bundle-Version -> Defaults to a generic BUNDLE_VERSION set in the top
> level cmake file, can be overridden
>   * library -> Is the library/bundle name, cannot be overridden
> Fields can be overridden in the Bundle/Library its own CMake file.
> Additional fields can also be specified in there. For example:
> log_service/CMakeLists.txt:
> SET(BUNDLE_VERSION 0.0.1-incubation)

I'd prefer one header per instruction.
Something like:

if you can sort-of mirror what bnd does, I think that'd be a win

> bundle(log_service SOURCES .... )
> This will create a bundle "log_service" with a library "log_service". The
> following manifest will be created:
> Bundle-SymbolicName: Log Service
> Bundle-Version: 0.0.1-incubation
> library: log_service
> Test: TEST
> Bla: bla
> Using this solution makes it possible to delete the MANIFEST files, and as
> a result, all information for building a bundle is in the CMake file. I
> think this makes it easier to create bundles. For simple bundles the
> defaults are enough and no specific headers are needed.
> What do you all think?

Ferry Huberts

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