Build system for KDE4
thiago at kde.org
Wed Jun 15 02:51:25 BST 2005
Ralf Habacker wrote:
>>> - GCC visibility
>can anybody tell me what this means. I have search in kde-devel, but
> hadn't found any usefull,
Never mind this one. I've answered in a mail to Alex, but you can ignore
>> - kdeinit support (?)
This is one of the ugliest-but-important hacks we have in our code.
First we had applications, and they were slow to load.
Then we turned the applications into libraries, that could be loaded from
a special process called "kdeinit" and by a wrapper executable as well.
Later, we found out we were not allowed to dlopen(2) a library: we needed
to have a module. So we created modules, libraries and applications.
$ which konqueror
$ ls /usr/local/kde3/lib/libkdeinit_konqueror.so
$ ls /usr/local/kde3/lib/kde3/konqueror.so
$ ldd /usr/local/kde3/lib/kde3/konqueror.so | grep konqueror
=> /usr/local/kde3-r424191/lib/libkdeinit_konqueror.so (0xb7f21000)
>> - multiple build targets (libfoo, libbar, libbaz) in one file
>> - --compile-slots, like in unsermake
>probably --compile-jobs, which mean parallel make ?
Right, my mistake.
But, as I said in the other email: for compilation only. This shouldn't
affect non-compilation jobs, like linking, yaccing, flexing, dcopidling,
>> - pkg-config support
>> - support rpath sanely
>what kind of behavior is 'sanely' ?
"Add to rpath only what I tell you to" as opposed to "add to rpath
everything under the sun plus whatever you find in .la files (which I
didn't say I want)"
We don't name -lstdc++ in our command-lines, but if libstdc++.la is found,
it will be used, which means /usr gets added to rpath.
>> Would be nice, but not necessary:
>> - having a standard and distributed build system and test suite
>> - ability to build from svn:/trunk/KDE
>what includes this ability ?
None, which is why they are "would be nice".
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