enable-final and QT_DECLARE_METATYPE

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Dec 7 20:55:09 GMT 2010

On Tuesday 07 December 2010, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> Will Stephenson wrote:
> > On Monday 06 December 2010 22:06:05 you wrote:
> >> On Monday 06 December 2010, Will Stephenson wrote:
> >> > There have been a couple of enable-final breakages while preparing
> >> > 4.6beta1 and now beta2 tarballs that keep coming up, so I'd like to
> >> > remind you about enable-final (now in the KDE 4 epoch
> >>
> >> Actually just last week I wondered whether this is still used by
> >> anybody, and whether it is still worth to keep it working now in the
> >> days of multicore. So, is it ?
> >
> > We use it for openSUSE builds.  I haven't benchmarked it.  A priori it
> > should save IO time and cache though.
> I'd also be interested to know if KDE4_ENABLE_FINAL is worth it. 

Some benchmarking would be nice :-)

> Getting
> rid of it would mean one less reason for kde4_add_{library,executable} to
> exist. I'd always wondered why we needed our own prefixed macro, and can't
> just use the cmake one.

automoc handling, RPATH settings, and some more fine tuning of settings so our 
developers don't have to care about it.
I'm very sure they have to stay, and I also think it's good that they exist.


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