[Kde-scm-interest] JhBuild

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 15:51:45 CET 2010

Hey all,

  I just joined the mailing, just to advocate using JhBuild when
moving to git.  This is a tool a bit like kdesvn-build that handles
the dependencies between the git modules.


1) Gnome and Xorg use it.  Using it would mean that the three big
projects would all be using the same system.  This is just an awesome
2) It can handle cmake just fine.
3) It's just feels "transparent" and doesn't get in the way.  It
doesn't hide compiler messages or anything, and it becomes normal to
just use jhbuild to build even normally.
4) It just works.  Our build instructions for users would reduce to
something like:
        sudo apt-get install jhbuild;
        wget http://kde.org/kde.jhbuild;
        kate kde.jhbuild  (tinker to set where you want it to install)
        jhbuild -f kde.jhbuild kdebase
5) Did I mention that it works transparently?  It just doesn't get in the way.


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