Issue 777: Makefile in examples

Reported by Adrien Michel, Aug 8, 2019

I am wondering why is a Makefile present in doc/examples. Indeed, a 
CMakeList.txt file is also present so user can run cmake. The 
makefile prescribes a compiler (g++), which makes the compilation 
fail if meteoio has been complied with another compiler. In other 
words, while cmake will read CC and CXX env. variables, the Makefile 
won't. So in my opinion no makefile should be provided. It could be 
automatically generated from running cmake in trunk, to be adjusted 
to the computer requirements.

Comment 1 by Michael Reisecker, Aug 8, 2019

I was quite confused by this as a completely new user, since it's a 
version controlled file that is automatically changed if you compile 
the documentation. It's sometimes annoying to handle with svn, so I 
would rename it.

I'd keep it though because it's a useful template to distribute 
MeteoIO programs - kind of an example program by itself.

Just my two cents. :-)

Comment 2 by Mathias Bavay, Aug 26, 2019

Yes, the goal was to provide both a CMakeList and a classical 
Makefile that show how to use MeteoIO in a build system. I've 
renamed the Makefile into something like 
"makefile.example" to make it clearer and to prevent it 
from interfering with svn (see commit 2481)
Status: Fixed

Created: 1 month 7 days ago by Adrien Michel

Updated: 19 days 23 hours ago

Status: Fixed

Followed by: 2 persons