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

Koehne Kai Kai.Koehne at digia.com
Thu Oct 25 11:00:40 CEST 2012

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> Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 4:58 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Development] xcb-icccm dependency in Qt 5/libxcb
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> There's another: "static" link the XCB libraries into the plugin.
> You need to have the libxcb-*.a files with -fPIC, that's all.


I've come up with this patch so far:


A couple of notes:
 - I'm trying to not only link libxcb-icccm statically, but all libxcb-* libs.
 - it still leaves a general libxcb.so dependency on Ubuntu 11.10 at least, which libXext adds
 - I'm (mis)using QMAKE_LIBS because entries in LIBS are resorted alphabetically.
 - It requires a gnu linker (-Wl,-Bstatic etc)
 - It obviously requires .a files, which e.g. Ubuntu has, OpenSUSE doesn't
 - It's fragile :( The alternative is importing the xcb libs into qt itself (3rdparty), which might or might not be a lot of (maintenance) work...



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