The Gideon feature list (was => Re: Who is still working...)

Bernd Gehrmann bernd at
Wed Sep 26 09:03:54 UTC 2001

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Victor Röder wrote:
> * Something that "remembers" the directories in which files were changed so 
> that only there 'make' will be executed (okay dependencies with other 
> directories but I hate it to click on the 'Run-Button' and 100 directories 
> were examined if there are any changed files and only one directory is 
> affected)

You can build single directories or even targets via the context menu.
It's not possible to make this automatical without completely reimple-
menting 'make', because their can be arbitrary dependencies between

Your performance problem mainly comes from the recursive nature of
automake builds. Because of that, for the evaluation of the dependency
tree many header files (in kdevelop e.g. those in lib/interfaces) have
to be stat()ed for each directory again. With a build system where every-
thing is in one Makefile, this would be much less costly.


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