objections to disallowing in-source builds in all KDE modules ?

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Wed Sep 27 18:30:05 BST 2006

On Wednesday 27 September 2006 13:26, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi,
> in kdelibs/ building in-source is disallowed, in the other modules it is
> still possible. This can lead to ugly effects if you change from in-source
> to out-of-source and somehow some generated files are still lying around in
> the source tree or if the CMakeCache.txt still exists there (happened
> yesterday here).
> To avoid these potential problems, I'd like to disable in-source builds in
> all KDE modules.
> Are there objections ?
> If not, I'll do that next week or so.

  While I think it's the technically nice thing to do, I also think that it 
again raises the barrier to KDE development.  I think the majority of 
software builds in-source, at least by default, and that people are used to 
this.  It's something to think about.

George Staikos
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