[Development] New proposal for the tool naming

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at digia.com
Tue Oct 23 18:33:05 CEST 2012

On 22 Oct 2012, at 17:11, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:

> On segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012 14.59.09, Ziller Eike wrote:
>>>> 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.
> It will do that too if it's in a separate build looking at a non-standard 
> configuration path.

I don't get what you mean with that.

> That's mostly what's going to happen on Windows anyway, 
> isn't it?

My concerns are about having -qt5 ignored for the "real" qmake on linux. On Windows and Mac the -qt option is useless anyhow (which makes it questionable to use it there IMO, so it makes it questionable to use it in the documentation that way too IMO)

I think all this becomes much too confusing.

Eike Ziller, Senior Software Engineer - Digia, Qt
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