Build system for KDE4
ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Mon Jun 13 08:20:45 BST 2005
Am Montag, 13. Juni 2005 08:50 schrieb David Johnson:
> On Sunday 12 June 2005 11:24 pm, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> > kde is based on QT. QT have qmake, which already supports many
> > platforms. There are some extensions required, but as far as I know
> > qmake, there are many things already solved.
> > Because the autotools are not working very good on native windows
> > Jaruslav Staniek already uses qmake for compiling kde.
> One major advantage to qmake, from my perspective, is that it's
> lightweight. For a standalone application the auto* framework can
> sometimes be larger than the rest of the distribution. On the other
> hand, qmake project files are very small.
This is true, the only issues I have with qmake is that is is not very easy to
extend. Porting qmake to cygwin was a hard job, because it wasn't easy to
find where things really happen.
It seems to me, that the internal structure of the Makefile code generator
hasn't updated for easy adding additional stuff, instead everybody who had
patched it has added additional cases. This makes it very hard to read the
implementation (similar to libtools 5000 lines without any function)
On the todo list (this may be addressed to trolltech) there should be some
cleanup and/or restructering of the code generator implementation. There
should be more small methods for generating the single part of the Makefile
instead of using a single line.
UnixMakefileGenerator::writeMakeParts() for examples has about 1000 lines. How
should this readable and maintainable ?
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