[Development] New proposal for the tool naming

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at digia.com
Mon Oct 22 16:59:09 CEST 2012

On 22 Oct 2012, at 16:47, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>

> On segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012 10.59.58, Ziller Eike wrote:
>>> In turn, the official Qt 5 documentation should always talk about qmake
>>> like  so:
>>>      qmake -qt5 "LIBS+=-L/usr/local/lib -lmysqlclient_r" mysql.pro
>> Just as a side note, that requires that Windows and Mac to also have this
>> tool, and e.g. on Windows to have that tool in the PATH and pointing to the
>> corresponding Qt for the environment set up shell scripts. In the SDK, the
>> tools/ directory might be a good place for it.
> It's easy to add a -qt5 ignored option to the regular qmake too.

So that if you happen to have a "real" qmake instead of the wrapper in the PATH on linux, you don't realize that when you are doing "qmake -qt5" to force "most current qt5 version" (or whatever the semantics would be), you actually execute a completely different qmake?
I don't think that would be a good idea.

Eike Ziller, Senior Software Engineer - Digia, Qt
Digia Germany GmbH, Rudower Chaussee 13, D-12489 Berlin
Geschäftsführer: Mika Pälsi, Juha Varelius, Anja Wasenius
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Berlin, Registergericht: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, HRB 144331 B

More information about the Development mailing list