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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Oct 25 15:54:50 CEST 2012

On quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2012 09.00.40, Koehne Kai wrote:
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,38146
> 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 

Good. Don't try to use libxcb.a then, since we'd have two copies of it in 

> - I'm (mis)using QMAKE_LIBS because entries in
> LIBS are resorted alphabetically. 
> - It requires a gnu linker (-Wl,-Bstatic
> etc)

Actually, it requires that you remove libxcb-*.so...

I also thought you could use:
	-static -lxcb-icccm -shared -lxcb

In any case, -Wl,-Bstatic is acceptable.

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