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Re: [cdt-dev] Is CMake support stable?

> On 8 Dec 2020, at 02:12, Jan Baeyens <jan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Op 7/12/2020 om 23:06 schreef Liviu Ionescu:
>> In the Linux tab, browsing for the binary does not work, since the browser refuses to open the folder and the path must be configured manually to '/Applications/', which is not exactly user friendly.
> I had a similar issue in Sloeber so I created this bugzilla. Would be great if this could be fixed. If only I had mac experience

Yes, great, your bug report is only 4 years old. :-(

> If only I had mac experience

That's an easy one, get a Mac and you'll soon have Mac experience. ;-)


BTW, in this specific case the problem is that the plug-ins do not present a macOS specific settings page.

It is ironic that when running on a Mac, the plug-ins present two tabs, none useful, one for Linux and one for Windows.

From a user point of view, tabs and options specific for other platforms are generally useless, the plug-ins should identify the platform they are running on and present only the choices available for that platform.

In this case it should allow to select the and automatically identify the binary inside it, or, for advanced use cases, when the cmake binary is compiled and installed in a custom location, allow to select it from there.

I guess most cmake4eclipse users installed cmake via HomeBrew, in the default system location, thus already in the PATH, and did not face the problems related to browsing an Apple package content.



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