Proposal: new non-shipping module for examples

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Thu Oct 2 22:14:28 BST 2008

On Thursday 02 October 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 October 2008, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 01 October 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > >> i'd like to propose a new module in svn: kde-training-kit[2]
> > >
> > > How about using kdesdk for this ? It's also for stuff related to
> > > development.
> > >
> > > Alex
> >
> > I was going to propose kdesdk for housing techbase tutorials code a few
> > weeks ago, but didn't get around to it yet. It can be linked to and
> the reason i didn't suggest kdesdk was that:
> * it gets shipped as part of KDE core releases, so the code would either
> not be part of the default build (which is part of the current problem) or
> get installed on user's computers (not what we want). a major problem here
> is that if it isn't part of the build, we don't get buildbot coverage.

I don't think that's the case.
We can have a switch KDESDK_BUILD_EXAMPLES, which enables/disables building 
the examples together with the rest of kdesdk.
We don't need (want) to have install rules for the created example binaries.
But there shouldn't be a real problem adding rules for installing the source 
files instead.

> * it would potentially give kdesdk dependencies to other modules


> * it would increase the size of the module for what's really not very
> interesting code to most people

I think we both don't know how much of the examples would be interesting for 
how many people. I would see it as a nice complement to the tools useful for 
developing for KDE, also to have example code which helps developing for KDE.

But I don't have a strong opinion on that.


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