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  1. WiredTiger
  2. WT-8285

Simplify CMakes use of third party libraries

    • Type: Icon: Improvement Improvement
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
    • WT10.0.1, 5.2.0, 5.0.5
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    • Storage - Ra 2021-11-01

      The intent of this ticket is to simplify and clean up how we include third party libraries in CMake. There's a few minor improvements we can make to how we define and include external libraries:

      • Splitting library includes for the wiredtiger library target between 'PUBLIC' and 'PRIVATE'
        • i.e. Our various test binaries link against the wiredtiger target and transitively inherit any libraries on the PUBLIC interface. We ideally want to control this to avoid binaries inheriting unnecessary libraries.
      • Move each third party library under an imported library target that the rest of the CMake project can link against.
        • This centralizing the paths associated with a library under a single target. In-turn reducing unnecessary includes.

            alison.felizzi@mongodb.com Alison Felizzi (Inactive)
            alison.felizzi@mongodb.com Alison Felizzi (Inactive)
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