[kde-community] Proper KDE SDK - was - Re: Applications in KDE Generation 5

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Thu Jan 16 10:42:20 UTC 2014

On Thursday, January 16, 2014 21:43:27 Ben Cooksley wrote:
> > I think I have been asking for a KDE SDK for the last 7 years :-)
> > 
> > KF5 should make that easier, given that there are many "small" parts.
> > 
> > Another idea: let's make the different parts of the SDK (Tier 1
> > components,
> > Tier 2 components, etc) available from a repository that could be
> > integrated in the Qt SDK Maintenance Tool.
> > 
> > This task is very time consuming (lots of rebuilds and tests) but it
> > shouldn't be too difficult from a technical point of view. It essentially
> > requires CMake knowledge. Jenkins knowledge and access to a powerful build
> > machine would be a plus. It's a pity GSoC is so far yet :-/
> I'd suggest this get integrated into our existing CI scripts to make
> it easier to perform when needed - they already have 99% of the
> structure and other necessary capability to build all of the
> frameworks. I'd advise against doing this as part of a GSoC project
> however - other than producing the necessary metadata to make the
> "repository" there wouldn't be too much to actually code...
> The repository in question can probably be distributed via files.kde.org.

I love this idea, it could make it almost natural to use KDE libraries (as in 
tier1 and tier2-ish things) in pure Qt apps, and would be a nice tool to 
increase our visibility (and possibly relevance).

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