seperate source from kdevelop

William Bryan bill.bryan at
Tue Oct 3 15:37:50 BST 2000

Thanks to everyone.  I have some good info now.

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> William Bryan wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone have notes on how to seperate a program source from
> > Kdevelop.
> > I would like to develop under kdevelop, but if I wanted to give source
> > to someone -
> > I would like to give them source and a make file (in case they do not
> > have kdevelop.
> Hi, William.
> In contrast to other IDEs, KDevelop is specifically designed to comply
> with the Unix/Linux defacto standard for source packages. If you
> do a "make distribution", everything gets rolled up into a tarball
> (a single zipped tar archive file.) Anybody that can deal with a "standard"
> source package can then do the usual ./configure;make to build the system,
> just like the majority of modern Linux source packages. This works
> because KDevelop stores the information needed to build the project in
> GNU-standard files (,, etc.) instead of maintaining
> a completely separate model of the project the way several other IDEs do.
> that's why there is no need to "export" a project to create a GNU-standard
> makefile. Note that KDevelop does maintain additional project state info
> in a separate file , the .kdeprj file. However, this stuff is mostly
> additional information for the KDevelop GUI: the "standard" files contain
> the info needed to actually do the build.

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