Acquiring Google Mock libraries for tests

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at
Tue Oct 1 23:41:25 BST 2013

Hi Konrad,

On Tuesday, October 01, 2013 17:45:54 Konrad Zemek wrote:
> Recent changes of Google Mock package in Kubuntu (precompiled libraries 
> are no longer shipped) have sparked a discussion on amarok-devel mailing 
> list [1] on how should we proceed without readily available libraries to 
> link to. Simply compiling sources from distro-provided package is not an 
> option as not all distros ship them (e.g. Arch, Suse); that leaves us 
> with options of pushing distros to provide such packages, or providing 
> sources ourselves (in repository or otherwise).

If they're optional dependencies, that's not a technical problem. It might be 
a licensing one. Otherwise, not every distro ships every single feature some 
KDE software supports. It raises complexity, but it's not a showstopper perse.

> I was having a hard time searching for examples of Google Mock usage on 
>, so my question is: how do other KDE projects deal with 
> acquiring Google Mock?

What is Google Mock and what's the deal about it? Your email describe a 
concrete issue, without giving a problem description. For me, it's hard to 
make sense of it, not knowing Google Mock. I understand you're talking about a 
general problem with "precompiled libraries"? Another example is libspotify, 
if I understand correctly?

I think this thread doesn't need cross-posting to kde-core-devel, really. Too 
much cross-posting makes baby-buddha cry. :P

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