[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Another Qt/gtk configure patch

Wols Lists antlists at youngman.org.uk
Tue Nov 2 02:10:23 PDT 2010

On 02/11/10 08:54, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:18:46 +0000, Wols Lists wrote:
>> I've now got configure autodetecting Qt4, and created an "automagic"
>> patch. Things are still partly broken because to fix things properly I
>> need to get rid of OOO_WIDGET_FLAGS, and that's probably a big job ...
>> Adds a new --enable-automagic option.
> Shouldn't automagic be the default? ie building support for whatever is
> available on the machine sounds a sensible default to
> me. People/Packagebuilder can still manually enable/disable support fot
> things.
I get the impression it isn't. Do we really want to enable a bunch of
obscure options by default? cf the discussion we just had about
binfilter (although I gather that's slightly different :-)

Anyways, we've now got the option - configure will by default set up a
sane bunch of options, while automagic will force all defaults to either
"on" or "off".

In particular, there's a page on the gentoo wiki (I've put a pointer to
it in our development wiki) that says that automatically enabling things
can be a packager's nightmare. They've only got to miss a "disable" for
some weird option they happen to have installed, and next thing they
know they've shipped a package that depends on this weird option - AND

That's why, imho, "disable-automagic" is important (and that's why it's
called magic not matic :-). If that happens, it's now an upstream bug,
not a silly packager. And it's easy for us to fix each option as we add
it, not so easy for them to spot we've enabled something obscure.

> /me shrugs. Not sure.
> Sebastian


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