[Development] Qt Project 'official way' and maintenance? (Was: Qt 5.1.0 rc2 is out)

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Mon Jul 1 15:38:32 CEST 2013

On 1.7.2013 16.31, "Stephen Kelly" <stephen.kelly at kdab.com> wrote:

>On Monday, July 01, 2013 12:48:52 Turunen Tuukka wrote:
>> The official way [for third parties] to build is using qmake and make.
>Given that I am officially maintaining the cmake files for third parties
>use in my Qt Project role, what exactly makes that unofficial?
>Does anyone else in the Qt Project agree with Tuukka? Lars, any opinion?

Let me rephrase, 'the primary way to build is using qmake and make'. I
apologize for bad wording.

My 1st point is that we should have good level of automated and manual
testing for things we want to have working in all releases. It is very bad
when things are found last minute, possibly causing a full testing cycle
to be restarted. It is very costly, and also means good development time
is wasted when we need to again start packaging, testing etc activities.

My 2nd point is that in some case we may end up not having something
working if problems are found late, and that something is not primary use

For the cmake problem, hopefully a fix is available soon so that we can
discuss what would it mean if it is taken into 5.1.0 - and at least it
will be there in Qt 5.1.1.



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