[Development] Pending decisions on co-installation

Alberto Mardegan mardy at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Oct 31 09:46:18 CET 2012

On 10/31/2012 01:06 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> In any case, what's the problem with making a subjective decision? Clearly the
> applications need to be split in two groups, so why shouldn't the Qt Project
> make its recommendation to the downstreams?

I would like that all binaries are installed in ARCHDATADIR/bin, so that 
they can be all easily accessed with a custom PATH variable or ad-hoc 
scripts or aliases.
If, in addition to that, Qt5 manages to install some symlinks or smart 
scripts to PREFIX/bin that's even better. :-)

Also consider that if you decide for a split of the binaries, you run 
the risk that Qt6 will require a different split (some binary which is 
reusable between Qt4 and Qt5 might not be compatible with Qt6, or some 
Qt4-incompatible binary might work for both Qt5 and Qt6) and this might 
complicate the developer story later on.

If we could say that everything is guaranteed to be in (at least) 
ARCHDATADIR/bin, that's some sure information we (or distros) can use to 
build better/custom tools on top of that.


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