commit policy for kdelibs/cmake/modules/

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Wed Mar 11 19:34:33 GMT 2009

On Monday 09 March 2009, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi,
> the cmake files in kdelibs/cmake/modules/ are a core part of the
> buildsystem of KDE4 and they are also installed, so they are part of the
> source interface of KDE. To make sure we can guarantee some kind of quality
> for them, we agree on the kde-buildsystem list that we need a commit policy
> for
> kdelibs/cmake/modules/.
> So the files located there are installed and can be used by other
> application. This means they are part of the public interface of kdelibs
> and we have to keep compatibility. Committing there also has the potential
> to break the build of whole KDE for everybody.
> Here is the proposal for a commit policy for kdelibs/cmake/modules/ :
> 1) Adding new files: new files must be sent to <the mailinglist>. They may
> only be added after an explicit ok.
> <the mailinglist> should be kde-buildsystem and/or kde-core-devel, not
> sure.
> 2) Patches which change how something is done in general for many files
> must be posted first. They may only be committed after an explicit ok.
> [this is quite unclear. What I have in mind is e.g. the patch which changed
> a bunch of modules to use pkg-config exclusively and by this broke them for
> all other cases)
> 3) Adding public macros or functions: they must be posted for review first.
> If there is NO answer at all within two weeks they may be committed.
> 4) Documentation must never be removed as long as it is valid and not
> replaced.
> 5) Other patches can always be committed.
> 6) All patches must comply the cmake guide on
> [have to add something about pkg-config there]
> Do we have to define who can give an ok ? Should we define a group of
> maintainers ?
> Please let me know what you think about this.

...I should have put a "RFC" in the subject.
Well, if there are no comments until  next week Friday, March 20th, this will 
become the official commit policy for kdelibs/cmake/modules/.

So if you have any suggestions, concerns, etc., let us know.


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