How does KDevelop know where my build directory is?

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Oct 8 21:04:35 BST 2014

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Matthew Woehlke <
mw_triad at> wrote:

> This is maybe a little OT, but...
> I use a set of stock scripts to e.g. set up and run my builds (as well
> as driving builds through KDevelop), such that I usually have an
> existing build before I import a project. I keep source and build
> separate at a high level, e.g. /path/to/src/group/project and
> /path/to/build/group/project
> I noticed recently that, instead of its old behavior of wanting to
> create a subdirectory 'build' in my source directory, KDevelop is
> somehow suddenly able to find my correct build directory. And it's
> driving me nuts wondering just how the heck it does that?
> Can someone enlighten me?
> Thanks,

Hi Matthew,
We have code [1] that replaces src by build and checks if that works. If it
does we just use this one.

Enjoy! :D

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