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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Fri Sep 29 18:41:51 BST 2006

On Friday 29 September 2006 06:03, Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Thursday 28 September 2006 23:57, Jaison Lee wrote:
> > I'll try and write-up a page somewhere on the website that we can link
> > to that briefly outlines some of the benefits of the out-of-source
> > build. That way individuals who are initially confused by what they
> > believe is an arbitrary restriction can see some of the reasoning
> > behind it.
> Well as long as it doesn't actually make something easier for the
> buildsystem guys then it is an arbitrary restriction.  I forgot why we did
> that for kdelibs in the first place, was it to work around CMake bugs or
> something?

When it was introduced, there was some problem in cmake, I can't remember 
exactly what it was, maybe include directory ordering, and out-of-source made 
it work. I could check the svn logs.

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