moving automoc to kdesupport

David Faure faure at
Sat Mar 15 22:31:59 CET 2008

On Saturday 15 March 2008, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi,
> I and Matthias would like to move automoc from kdelibs/cmake/ to kdesupport. 
> This will make it easier to use it also for Qt-only applications and distros 
> may package it separately.

Good idea -- although, given that it's for use with cmake, why not make it part of cmake?
Otherwise Qt-only apps will have to say "requires cmake and automoc", both coming
from a different place....
(and the name "automoc" is already taken by the old kde1 tool, technically)
This one is really a cmake-automoc or something like that.

> Is there any compatibility issues with this ?
> I think it should be ok, automoc will still be there if kdelibs is installed. 

You mean kdesupport will install it as "automoc" and kdelibs will install it
as "kde4automoc" so that they don't create a conflict?

Or you mean "kdelibs will require automoc which kdesupport will provide"?

In fact both are fine with me, I'm just wondering what you meant :)

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