KDE4 Patch to allow testing/execution of uninstalled kparts/XMLGUI applications

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Aug 11 02:02:00 BST 2005

Hans Meine wrote:
>On Wednesday 10 August 2005 15:22, Hans Meine wrote:
>> One idea you did not mention is that used by libtool.  It installs a
>> wrapper script that sets up environment variables to find the
>> uninstalled libraries.
>Sorry.  *Very* bad wording.  Of course this wrapper script is *not*
> installed, that's the whole point.  It's what you start with e.g.
> "./kmail". (It should be possible to make am_edit have that
> post-processed, no?)

am_edit is run at a completely different opportunity. There's no way it 
can interfere at this time.

In theory, it's possible to modify the libtool we ship so that the 
generated scripts also turn on the necessary environment vars and pass 
the necessary command-lines. 

But note I said "in theory". libtool's code is extremely complex and hard 
to read. And it's very easy to make mistakes.

So, if anyone proposes such a patch for the KDE 3.5 release -- and we're 
past the feature list deadline -- I'd strongly object. This would turn 
the point moot until we define what buildsystem we'll use for KDE 4.

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