Merging "generic project manager" and "custom buildsystem"

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Jun 25 13:29:35 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Milian Wolff <mail at> wrote:

> Hey all,
> a user just noticed that the custom buildsystem KCM was shown in the
> project
> configuration dialog. I'll try to find out why that is and ensure its not
> being show there.
> But it did made me wonder: Do we want to bother a user with this decision?
> Couldn't we just make the "custom buildsystem" our "generic project
> manager"
> and be done with it?
> The generic manager is mostly useful for simple script projects and
> similar,
> which are also nicely handled by the custom build system with an empty
> configuration - no?
> Furthermore, once a script project becomes a bit more involved, having a
> way
> to run a script to deploy the project somewhere or similar might be nice to
> have, and with the custom buildsystem you'd get that for free, no?
> Opinions?
> --
> Milian Wolff
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I like the idea. Can we just consider generic project manager deprecated
and only go with Custom BuildSystem?

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