RFC: Enabling -DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=ON by default

Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Mon Oct 8 21:54:07 BST 2012

On Monday 08 October 2012 10:40:55 PM Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> Hi fellow kde-core-develers, i was thinking that from time to time someone 
> commits some code that breaks the building of the tests.
> This happens because people is not aware that those parts are unit tested.
> I think that by enabling the building of the tests by default we at least make 
> sure the tests will build and maybe when people see their code actually 
> breaking the compilation of a unit test we get them to run them and maybe even 
> improve them :-)
> Of course, enabling building the tests by defaults makes compilation times a 
> bit longer, but I do think that the benefits far surpass the problems and for 
> people with really slow machines and/or needs to recompile stuff a lot there 
> is always the possibility that they can ask cmake not to build the tests.
> Comments?
At the very least, let's default -DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=ON when in Debug or DebugFull buildtype

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