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

David Faure faure at kde.org
Fri Sep 29 11:59:56 BST 2006

On Friday 29 September 2006 12:14, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Friday, 29. September 2006 10:28, David Faure wrote:
> > And then we'll see again thousands of commits for adjusting svn:ignore, and
> > this can actually create problems at times (when trying to turn a generated
> > file into a source file). Let's move on to cleaner solutions that don't
> > require so much manual tweaking.
> I really don't like that we enforce srcdir != builddir at all. not that I 
> would use it, but it is really hard enough to build KDE. Don't make it 
> harder, just because you happen to dislike one particular flavour. If we'd 
> have a vote, I would object. 

So can we say that
1) we allow srcdir==builddir, but discourage it in developer howtos
2) we forbid people to add generated files to svn:ignore - to reduce the amount of noise commits

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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