Drop Win CE support in KDE frameworks branch ?

Till Adam adam at kde.org
Fri Feb 17 12:04:05 GMT 2012

On Feb 17, 2012, at 12:25 PM, Alexander Neundorf wrote:

> On Friday 17 February 2012, Stephen Kelly wrote:
>> Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> we have support for Windows CE in kdelibs.
>>> At least on the buildsystem side, this looks more like a hack.
>>> Do we want to keep this for KDE frameworks ?
>> I don't think it's a big problem in frameworks. I had a look through 'git
>> grep -A3 WINCE' and it's mostly just excluding kjs, khtml, nepomuk etc.
>> In the frameworks world, those simply wouldn't be built on WINCE.
>> The places it is used in cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake don't even
>> look WINCE specific, but more related to cross compiling?
> Yes, and the problem is it's not done properly.
> I don't want to keep those hacks in the build stuff for KDE frameworks.
> AFAIK this is mostly KDAB... last year at the Desktop Summit I had the 
> impression that you don't have new WinCE projects anymore?

We don't have projects involving KDE and CE at the moment, that's correct. That said, CE and more importantly Windows Embedded Compact 7 will be supported in future Qt versions and likely used still, in the embedded space. So if we can keep kdelibs at least possible, on these platforms, in particular once we have the frameworkification in place, it would be beneficial. If it becomes a pain, however, it's not worth clinging to, in my opinion. If you tell us how you would want it done right, we can see about doing the necessary work.



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