Requiring cmake 2.8.9 for kdelibs 4.10 ?
neundorf at kde.org
Mon Oct 8 19:17:17 BST 2012
On Sunday 30 September 2012, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Saturday 29 September 2012, Michael Pyne wrote:
> > On Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:12:43 André Wöbbeking wrote:
> > > On Saturday 29 September 2012 11:59:04 Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> > > > Am Samstag 29 September 2012, 11:48:16 schrieb André Wöbbeking:
> > > > > Hi Alex,
> > > > >
> > > > > On Saturday 29 September 2012 10:36:55 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > > > > > I know this will cause some effort, because I guess only few
> > > > > > distributions
> > > > > > already come with CMake 2.8.9, but doing this once again after 2
> > > > > > 1/2 years
> > > > > > seems acceptable for me.
> > > > >
> > > > > Do you really need 2.8.9 or would 2.8.8 from April also be
> > > > > sufficient? The
> > > > > older version would probably cause less trouble?!?
> > > >
> > > > What trouble would it cause?
> > >
> > > Well it's one more dependency to fulfill before you can build KDE.
> > > Probably no problem for most people here but maybe for distributions or
> > > users.
> > I've recently had to add support for building CMake to kdesrc-build for
> > this reason. This isn't a complaint per se as the work is already done,
> > but the price of closely tracking the latest stable release of a
> > dependency is pretty much always that it hampers development of KDE
> > itself.
> > 2.8.8 at least has a shot of having packages available in most distros,
> > that would obviously not be as true for 2.8.10 (and 2.8.9 would be a
> > question as well).
> > I guess the point is that if we're going to bump the dependency to
> > something that isn't broadly available from distro packages then we might
> > as well bump the requirement to the latest release. But hopefully we only
> > make these bumps when there are clear advantages.
> Yes, there have been *many* improvements to cmake between 2.6.4 and
> current. This is very much worth it.
> The question is how current we go.
> * 2.8.8, which some distros may already have ( I think openSUSE 12.2 has
> * 2.8.9 ...less likely that it's already in some distro
> * 2.8.10 definitely not available in any distro when we'll require it
I found an interesting new wiki page:
Feel free to make it more complete. :-)
Beside that, it doesn't make a convincing argument that 2.8.7 would be much
less trouble than 2.8.8.
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