Compile current file only (cmake project)

Michael Hart at
Thu Nov 8 13:43:26 GMT 2012

I can see the general advantages of this method building a selected set of
files of a project. But, most people don't need such a general mechanism;
most people only want to focus on a single file.... This is method is
really a non obvious  complicated way to accumplish such a task (really we
all should at some point start working on some meaningful tutorials) . eg
It has take me almost a year, thanks to your recent comments in this
thread, to now know how to compile a single file....

shhhhhh!!! what a pain....

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 4:59 AM, patrick carosso <carossopatrick at>wrote:

> That seems too complicated, just to compile a file. I will try to modify
> the source and add a new action in the cmake menu, which will create a new
> selection on the fly with the current source file, and build it.
> Patrick
>   ------------------------------
> *Da:* Andreas Pakulat <apaku at>
> *A:* kdevelop at; patrick carosso <carossopatrick at>
> *Inviato:* Mercoledì 7 Novembre 2012 10:24
> *Oggetto:* Re: Compile current file only (cmake project)
> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:31 AM, patrick carosso <carossopatrick at>
> wrote:
> > Well, "build selection" build all project. So, how can I select a single
> > file?
> > Patrick
> this can be done by making sure that only that single file is in the
> "selection". The selection what to build is shown in the lower list of
> the projects view. Newly opened projects are added there, but you can
> remove items from the list or add items from the project tree by
> selecting them and then hit the "plus" button in the lower part.
> Andreas
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