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

Alexander Neundorf alexander.neundorf at gmx.net
Wed Sep 27 18:32:02 BST 2006

Am Mittwoch 27 September 2006 19:30 schrieb George Staikos:
> 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.

Yes, that's why I didn't just do it :-)


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