[Development] Summary of renaming changes

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Oct 18 19:31:06 CEST 2012

On quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2012 17.14.55, Jana Aurindam wrote:
> qmlviewer -> qml1viewer
> This should be just qmlviewer (as it was in Qt 4.8).. I dont see a reason
> for this renaming..
> [qml1plugindump had already been renamed]
> This should be reverted back to qmlplugindump .. (Same reason as above.. For
> QtQuick2, the related binaries can be renamed to qml2* (to reflect the
> version change)

This above looks like the only part of my email you're replying to. If you had 
more, please point it out.

I see I've applied a double standard for qmlviewer and designer: for 
qmlviewer, I've applied the rename because it loads plugins. But for designer, 
I did not apply the rename and called for enforcing that plugins be upgraded 
and kept backwards compatible.

What's worse, Qt Quick 1 plugins are actually quite easy to update to Qt 5, 
whereas the Designer plugins would be harder, especially the need to keep 
backwards compatible.

So I'm going to recommend renaming qmlviewer and qmlplugindump back to the Qt 
4 names and call them "applications". Distributions will not co-install both: 
one simply upgrades them and keeps *all* of the functionality.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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