[Development] Pending decisions on co-installation

André Pönitz andre.poenitz at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
Tue Oct 30 23:52:08 CET 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 01:47:03PM -0700, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> 5) executable split between end-user applications and indirect tooling
> The most controversial proposal so far is to split the binaries into two 
> groups: one that gets installed to PREFIX/bin, containing the executables for 
> applications run directly by the user and which retain backwards compatibility 
> of purpose, and one that gets installed to ARCHDATADIR/bin that contains the 
> tools that users generally do not run directly and which are specific to a 
> particular build of Qt. Please note that, in the current implementation, like 
> in #4 above, most people on this list will not see a change, as it applies to 
> Unix builds that require make install *only*.
> This proposal has met with vehement opposition and I'd like to hear why.

"There is no clear cut between applications directly run by the users and
those that are generally not run directly. In some cases it is clear, in
some others it depends on the actual user's habits, and no matter where
a cut is made for someone it will be wrong."


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