moving automoc to kdesupport
neundorf at kde.org
Sat Mar 15 22:47:25 CET 2008
On Saturday 15 March 2008, David Faure wrote:
> 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?
Yes, I also already had this idea.
But let's do this step-by-step, first one being moving it out of kdelibs.
Kitware wants only BSD-licensed software in their "products".
Matthias and I agreed that we could relicense it to BSD.
But I am not sure about how that fits with GPL-only Qt. Does the GPL Qt make
automoc automatically GPL even if the files say it's BSD ?
And how does the Qt GPL exception mix into that ?
Beside that, we should ask the cmake maintainers first whether they would
actually accept it. The chances may be quite good. They would be _much_
better if automoc would use only the STL (that would also make building Qt
with cmake easier).
> 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.
I think it should be possible to use it also from other build tools, but I
guess Scons does the work in python, qmake has the feature, what about
autotools and Qt4 ?
> > 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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