X11 automagic dependencies

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Apr 17 17:09:57 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 17 April 2012, Michael wrote:
> Raphael Kubo da Costa <rakuco <at> FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > Michael <kensington <at> astralcloak.net> writes:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > In kde-workspace, there are twelve optional X11 dependencies which are
> > > automagic. I'd like to fix this by adding an option to disable at
> > > configure time.
> > 
> > Have you hit any concrete problem due to these automagic dependencies?
> > They are created by CMake's own FindX11.cmake and kde-workspace already
> > seems to do some checks for some of the variables before using their
> > features.
> I have not encountered any problems per se - rather, it is the automagic
> behaviour itself I find to be undesirable. In this case, adding an option
> to disable doesn't change the default behaviour for users that don't care,
> but is very handy for users that do.

If there is no real demand for it or problem it fixes, then I'm against adding 
unneeded complexity.


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