Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Fri Apr 28 02:43:12 BST 2006

On Thursday 27 April 2006 17:15, Allen Winter wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 March 2006 16:41, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Tuesday 21 March 2006 20:21, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> > > Do we still need kdepimmacros.h and LIBKCAL_EXPORT in kdepim trunk?
> > 
> > IIRC then we still need it, but we should use KDEPIM_EXPORT instead of 
> > KDE_EXPORT everywhere in libkdepim. You should ask on kde-core-devel. 
> > http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=KDElibs%2Fwin32+Porting+Guidelines 
> Searching through all of kdepim trunk, I found the following *_EXPORT macros being used:  
>   DW_EXPORT - mimelib only (see mimelib/config.h)
>   KDE_EXPORT - all over the place
>   KDEUI_EXPORT - 1 class in kmail (KListViewIndexedSearchLine) and
>                                     1 class in korganizer (KListViewNewSearchLine)
>   LIBKCAL_EXPORT - libkcal only  (but libkcal/libkcal_export.h has "#define LIBKCAL_EXPORT KDE_EXPORT")
>   KDE_NO_EXPORT - 1 class in kaddressbook  (localXXPortFactory)
> and, of course, kdepimmacros.h is included all over the place.
> IIRC, the whole reason for kdepimmacros.h was to overcome a bug in gcc with 
> the visibility attribute.  But we can't have that workaround anymore.  I mean,
> kdepimmacros.h basically re-defines KDE_EXPORT to empty.  I don't think
> that will work in the win32 world.
> So... in conclusion.. I'm asking if we should do the following:
>  1. eliminate kdepimmacros.h
>  2. replace all LIBKCAL_EXPORT with KDE_EXPORT
>  3. DW_EXPORT??  Leave it as is?  (please look in kdepim/mimelib/config.h)
>  4. KDEUI_EXPORT is used because that's what the K3ListViewSearchLine class uses.
>      Leave it alone, I guess
>  5. review all kdepim.  make sure all public classes are KDE_EXPORTed
> Am I on the right track?

No, most of the above is totally wrong.

kdepimmacros.h must stay.
Each library "foo" must have its own LIBFOO_EXPORT

See kdepim/libkholidays_ng for how the export stuff needs to be done..  I think.


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