Is a bit of refactoring in order?

Matt Rogers mattr at
Sun Jun 5 17:03:18 UTC 2005

On Sunday 05 June 2005 09:50 am, Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> On Saturday 04 June 2005 23:32, Matt Rogers wrote:
> > On Saturday 04 June 2005 04:57 pm, Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> > > I've been looking at a lot of the central code for KDevelop, such as
> > > parts/appwizard, language/cpp, src/, and have come to believe it could
> > > benefit from some reorganization.  There seem to be a lot of classes
> > > doing too many different things, and there also seem to be certain
> > > kinds of functionality dispersed throughout the classes that could be
> > > pulled together to form classes specialized to provide that
> > > functionality.  One example is in the AppWizardDialog there are about
> > > 70 #ncludes, over 1300 loc, and the favorites functionality should
> > > clearly be in a class of its own.
> > >
> > > I believe this is part of the reason I find the code hard to understand
> > > and follow.
> > >
> > > Does anybody else share these opinions?
> >
> > Sure. Good luck finding somebody with time though.
> >
> > Matt
> I just finished building the KDESDK from svn.  I thought I had everything I
> needed from the current KDE release.  Technically, I believe KDevelopers
> aren't supposed to introduce dependencies requiring other KDE components
> that aren't released yet.  It would also be nice if there was dependency
> checking at some point in the process.  Whether that's when the svn support
> is built, or when it is invoked.
> I really don't like installing a lot of current development software in the
> KDE I'm running.  I tried installing KDevelop in a different directory than
> the KDE, but I encountered too many problems doing that.  When I tried
> building the KDESDK, it failed on KUnitTest because it lacked something
> from the latest KDELibs.  I tried --without-kunittest, but ./configure
> ignored the switch.  So I deleted the entire directory and ran configure
> again.  It finally built.

if you have KDE 3.4.x, you should have the svn kioslave, so I'm unsure why you 
built kdesdk from trunk.

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