[Development] xcb-icccm dependency in Qt 5/libxcb

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Oct 22 14:16:57 CEST 2012

22.10.2012, 15:53, "Koehne Kai" <Kai.Koehne at digia.com>:
> Hi,
> In Qt 5 we're relying on libxcb instead of the aging xlib. One drawback is that it limits the portability of Qt binaries on Linux (AFAIK xcb isn't part of any LSB). But it turns out the real dealbreaker when trying to have a somewhat portable Qt binary on Linux is libxcb-icccu: E.g. I can't run a Qt compiled on Ubuntu 11.10 on my OpenSUSE 12.1 because of this dependency, and the LSB appchecker even says it's not available on any platform known to him.

I think there's the only one clean way to deal with it: continue to support xlib qpa plugin in parallel with xcb.


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