Build system for KDE4

David Faure faure at
Tue Jun 14 15:46:12 BST 2005

On Tuesday 14 June 2005 16:38, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> All this "it needs man page support", "it needs to support kdeinit", etc all come down
> to this: "it needs to be extended easily without duplicating tons of code as we don't 
> know what the future brings" 

Right. Other features that would be nice to have (now that unsermake got us used to it) :
- incremental make install (only install the files that have changed)
- make $KDEDIR/lib/ (mostly related to the one above since it's about proper dependencies for target dir)
- modularity (being able to put everything that an app needs into its subdir, like we do with

About solutions: I have a personal dislike for cmake syntax too, qmake is far too limited,
so I thought scons was the only solution, but this boost build thing looks interesting.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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