Requiring CMake 2.4.5 ?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Jan 29 00:57:29 GMT 2007

Thomas Zander wrote:
>The changes betwen 3 and 5 were marginal at best so I'm not confident
> that this upgrade is worth it.  Its hard enough to compile kde even
> without having to take care of having both a distro and a self-compiled
> cmake on your system.

The changes are deep enough that we can build tests with a lot more ease.

You don't have to turn KDE4_BUILD_TESTS on to be able to run a single 

Right now, if you're working on a single class, you probably want to run 
one test or two. But you have to turn ALL tests on, for the whole module.

Quite frankly, I consider the ability to build tests individually to be an 
incentive to new developers, not a deterrent. If at all, new contributors 
are held back by the time it takes to build all the tests in module.

I know I am, and I'm hardly a new contributor.

Reinhold wrote:
>We Kubuntu users (Debian already has
>2.4.5) will be required to compile our own cmake, just because running
> tests might be more comfortable???

Yes: the uncomfort of Kubuntu users will be the comfort of everyone else. 
Kubuntu must have an "updates" repository or something. Someone must know 
how to create a package...

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