[Fwd: ACE/TAO with KDevelop?]

Ralf Nolden Ralf.Nolden at post.rwth-aachen.de
Mon Apr 3 22:23:45 UTC 2000


Could someone answer this mail ?  I could do it but I´m really short on
time this week and I guess he wants an answer within days.
Volunteers ?

;-)

Ralf

PS: send answers via private email, his question was on a kde newsgroup
and he obviously isn´t subscribed to kdevelop@ mailinglists

Donald Dade wrote:
> 
> >Hi Don,
> >
> >could you contact us about the issue and what´s the problem ? ( I don´t
> >know what ACE and TAO are ;-)
> >
> >Ralf
> 
> Hi Ralf, thank you for getting back to me, and so quickly too :).
> 
> Well, ACE is the Adaptive Communication Environment, which is a highly
> portable framework for socket programming. TAO is a CORBA implementation
> written using ACE, and so is itself highly portable. It is quickly becoming
> the implementation of choice for Linux because it is under the GNU license,
> and it is extremely well designed and implemented.
> 
> The problem that I am having is that while I do not understand KDevelop's
> project directory structure, nor how KDevelop manages the Makefile.am,
> Makefile.in, and Makefile files.
> 
> What I would like to do is the following: My project is called kde_cm. So I
> have directories called ./kde_cm, ./kde_cm/kde_cm, and ./kde_cm/po. I would
> like to have another directory ./kde_cm/tao that holds my custom makefile
> which knows how to build my CORBA server object. The CORBA server object
> will produce an object file that will have to be linked by the main KDE app
> in the ./kde_cm/kde_cm directory, and it requires 2 shared libraries,
> libtao.so and liborbsvcs.so, so the main app will have to link those as
> well. Any source file in the main app that references the CORBA server
> object has a whole slew of include files, compile flags, and link flags that
> it needs.
> 
> I suppose that I can change the Makefiles to force them to work, but
> KDevelop can and will overwrite my changes the next time the Makefile is
> generated. So my problem is that I do not know how to tell KDevelop to
> incorporate my customizations into any Makefiles that it generates. While I
> understand the value of automake, autoconf, and configure, does this require
> that we sacrifice the ability to exercise precise control over the build
> process?
> 
> I greatly appreciate your help, and the work of the KDevelop team,
> 
> Don Dade
> ddade at digitalstatecraft.com

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