Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The KDE4 build system is now centered around CMake. If you are a developer, CMake will be much easier to learn, handle and maintain than what you are used to so far.
Alexander Neundorf, who took upon himself a big share of the actual work required for the switch, has published Why the KDE project switched to CMake -- and how on the LWN.net development pages. He outlines the considerations that led to choosing CMake over competing tools, shows why CMake is a better fit than the autotools used in KDE 1, 2 & 3, provides a short introduction into CMake file syntax. He even allows some insights into the current KDE4 development state. Hot on the heels of KDE, Scribus is switching as well
Found on dot.kde.org.