my non-coding duties in kde had eaten into my coding time noticeably, but good stuff comes of it so it's a worthwhile use of time. the introduction of cmake, however, has redefined "waste of time" for me. today i get this:
Building CXX object libkonq/CMakeFiles/konq.dir/konq_popupmenu.o
/home/kde/kde4/kdebase/libkonq/konq_popupmenu.cc:21:18: error: qdir.h: No such file or directory
/home/kde/kde4/kdebase/libkonq/konq_popupmenu.cc:23:19: error: QPixmap: No such file or directory
/home/kde/kde4/kdebase/libkonq/konq_popupmenu.cc:24:21: error: klocale.h: No such file or directory
/home/kde/kde4/kdebase/libkonq/konq_popupmenu.cc:25:26: error: kapplication.h: No such file or directory
etc, etc... i've wiped out both source and build kdebase dirs, i've updated cmake from cvs. .. nothing. making it nearly impossible for me to make progress on anything i'm working on in kdebase. like plasma. compiling and testing code is overrated anyways, right? ;)
between how much slower cmake is and the constant breakages that i have no idea how to fix (like the NOGUI in kdesu/kdesud/CMakeLists.txt not working, even though i have the latest cmake modules installed from kdelibs that seem to include something about it) i really, really, really hope that it improves dramatically over the next month. we don't need a build system holding us back. i understand the need for something better than autotools, but in my book the baseline for "better" is "actually builds reliably". meh.