Using CMake to install to Windows 7, VS 2010

waywardstudent wrote on Friday, July 19, 2013:

I’m not understanding the ReadMe and the use of CMake. I’m using MinGW to install GLFW for Windows 7 and will be using the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. To use CMake, I’m entering (no idea if this is what I’m supposed to do):

$cmake USE_MSVC_RUNTIME_LIBRARY_DLL c:/glfw-3.0.1

I get two errors:

CMake Error: Cannot determine link language for target “glfw”.
CMake Error: CMake can not determine linker language for target:glfw

What information am I not putting together?

What does “A rudimentary installation target is provided for all supported platforms via
CMake.” mean?

I’m obviously a noob, but I’ve never had this problem using make to install other libraries. What makes this installation so difficult?

I see that a makefile was generated, but I’m not sure what