pkgconfig under Windows ?
pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 13:17:02 UTC 2011
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at kde.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 02 October 2011, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote:
>> On Saturday 01 October 2011, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>> > On Wednesday 21 September 2011, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
>> > > Michael Jansen <kde at michael-jansen.biz> writes:
>> > > > Not sure here. After a (short) talk to some kde windows guys i
>> > > > remember he said there is pkgconfig for windows but it is considered
>> > > > completly broken. I think thats why most modules do that magic. Do
>> > > > ignore it on windows even if there.
>> > >
>> > > I've often times heard non-KDE people say pkgconfig used to be broken
>> > > but should work fine nowadays, so I'm a bit confused here. It'd be nice
>> > > if the kde-windows guys could provide more details on what's the
>> > > current state of pkgconfig for them.
>> > Yes.
>> > Also, whenever I said somewhere that our cmake files must be able to find
>> > stuff also without pkgconfig, people replied that nowadays it works just
>> > under Windows.
>> > So, Windows developers: what's the current state of pkg-config under
>> > Windows
>> > Does it work ?
>> > Do you use it ?
>> Yes. For Qt, KDE and other project types as well.
> I headed over to the cmake list, since this issue is not specific to KDE, but
> any cmake-using project, and I want to get more opinions and experiences on
> this over there at cmake at cmake.org:
> So, if you want to influence the outcome and want to contribute with your
> experiences, please comment on the cmake list (subscribe here:
You have already messages from Hendrik Sattler and Alan W. Irwin
rebutting your claims against pkg-config, but I would be pleased
adding my contribution after somebody posts on that thread, because
I've just subscribed to the mailing list now.
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