Guidelines for creating a new framework
If you are creating a new framework, this checklist can help you get it done correctly:
- Make sure it follows all the active policies
- The above includes many important things, make sure to read all of it. E.g. it includes the often forgotten rule for installing translations
- If it is created by splitting code from an existing repository, the new repository should be created by using a script to create a graft point
- Run astyle-kdelibs
- Ensure the module doesn't depend on deprecated or "portingAid" frameworks like kdelibs4support
- Ensure the module is in frameworks/ (in the projects.kde.org XML), otherwise ask for it to be moved there
- Adjust kde:kde-build-metadata - in particular, add it to the deps for frameworks/kf5umbrella
- Get the CI jobs set up
- Add a new product for it on bugs.kde.org, which must be called frameworks-<name>
- Add the repository to reviewboard.kde.org (by filing a sysadmin ticket)
- Finally when it's all ready, change the yaml file to say release: true. The release scripts will then pick it up automatically for the next KF release.
The framework-template directory in the kdeexamples repository has a setup.sh script that generates a helpful skeleton framework that is a good starting point for creating a framework. For example, if you were creating the KConfig framework, you might run
./setup.sh KConfig ../../kconfig
then go to the newly created "kconfig" directory and start adding source files etc.