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

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Sat Sep 30 00:09:08 BST 2006

On Friday 29 September 2006 18:48, David Faure wrote:
> I don't think it has to mimic configure, I think there could be a simple
> bootstrap.sh which basically does
>    test -d build || mkdir build; cd build; cmake $* ..
> (although a build subdir isn't the best solution, as I showed in my
> presentation, but such a script is mostly for non-developers who just want
> to compile the stuff)
> Or maybe we even call it configure, but it aborts if any "--" option is
> passed, pointing to calling cmake instead. At least for the easy case it
> makes ./configure&&make&&make install work.
> Or what else did you have in mind, George? If the script also calls make
> and make install it would be pretty unusual and not really expected I
> think.

  Sounds good to me.  Maybe a second script, or some text output, or a special 
argument to do the "make; make install".  Whatever.  We're talking about the 
same thing anyway, and I like it.

George Staikos
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