FindKActivities.cmake missing from kdelibs KDE/4.7 ?

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Tue Oct 18 12:55:32 BST 2011

On 18.10.11 12:27:14, Alex Merry wrote:
> On 17/10/11 18:56, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> >On 17.10.11 18:35:21, Alex Merry wrote:
> >>FindKActivities is provided by libkactivities (the kactivities
> >>module on  If you don't have it, there won't be such a
> >>file.
> >
> >This is wrong as has been discussed numerous times on kde-buildsystem
> >and the cmake list. A project can provide a XXXConfig.cmake file to
> >follow the config-mode of find_package, but providing a FindXXX.cmake
> >module along when installing that package does not make much sense. In
> >particular this is problematic when a project wants an optional
> >dependency on such a package since cmake will do a hard exit when no
> >FindXXX.cmake is found.
> Ah, OK.  In that case, I'm sure I've seen other modules doing it
> wrong, although I can't remember where.
> This is generally what extra-cmake-modules in kdesupport is intended
> to provide, right?  So the medium-term solution is to include it in
> there.

Best solution is to provide a Config-file from libkactivities I think :)

A project like extra-cmake-modules installing Find-modules always has
the problem of needing to keep source-compatibility for a reasonable
timeframe, so that other projects can rely on it when writing their
CMake-code. This means the find-modules need to be written carefully and
tested thoroughly.

For libkactivities this would however probably be better than shipping a
Find-Module in each project using the library since I think you expect
many such projects - so synching the individual files would be a major

If you stick to a Find-module you should ultimately target inclusion
into cmake though I think. I believe the CMake wiki has a page
describing the process and ones obligations when maintaining a

Note: All this is from memory, so if you want 100% clarification ask
kde-buildsystem or Alexander directly :)


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