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I'm looking for instructions on how to import an existing project (like XFree86) into KDevelop — a Google search that seemed to work for me was [kdevelop manual "existing project"] —

Looks like KDevelop will not easily meet my needs for the X Server Modification Project — you can import existing projects, but either only or most easily only if they use Makefile.am files (IIRC), and I don't see those in X (I might look one more time. — Ok, find * -iname makefile finds Makefile's, but no Makefile.am's.




I'm looking for instructions on how to import an existing project (like XFree86) into KDevelop —

Here's what sounds like good information from http://dot.kde.org/994831676/994859583/:

Re: generate makefile.am from qmake projectfile
by Philippe Fremy on Wednesday 11/Jul/2001, @16:00
[tq]make only generates makefile but is very easy to use.

An good advice: don't ever try to understand autoconf/automake/acinclude and so on. This is very complicated and you will probably waste a lot of time for a bad results. Kde has some configuration gods that have taken this time for you.

If you want to move your app to kdevelop, create a new project with kdevelop and then add your source files. KDevelop will generate the Makefile.am stuff.

Else, use kapptemplate to generate an app template and modify the Makefile.am to get your sources integrated.

Or look for the Makefile.am of an existing kde applications. It is usually quite simple.

I'll try to integrate your question into the faq.

Re: generate makefile.am from qmake projectfile
by Ralf Nolden on Thursday 12/Jul/2001, @16:13
As a quick way to still work with your current qmake setup in KDevelop, just open KDevelop and choose Project -> Generate Projectfile and select the base directory of your project. It will then import your project and you can work on it like before, though without the automake/autoconf stuff yet, for that you need to create a new application with the wizard and add your projects files with project -> add existing files.

Also, it appears even as of today, KDevelop 3.0 is not out. (Earlier, I thought it was expected to be included in KDE 3.1.) Anyway, regardless, I'm getting copies of Knoppix 3.2 and Mandrake 9.1 — we'll see what's included with them. In the meantime, I may try importing a few files into Kdevelop manually after starting a new project.

KDevelop 3.0 (or at least 2.99 CVS) supports importing .pro qmake/tmake projects.


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  • (rhk) 8. Projects: 8.1 Projecttypes; ; — this page seems to have the most information I've found so far about using KDevelop with existing projects.


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