[Development] [Interest] [Announce] Qt 5.1 released

Hausmann Simon Simon.Hausmann at digia.com
Mon Jul 29 15:21:14 CEST 2013

It is indeed a logical thing to try to delegate this to a run-time decision. Unlike games however we that way always export an API (OpenGL) to the app, so it's a little bit more complicated.

A run-time (or rather start-up) switch would be nice to have, but somebody would have to do the non-trivial work. Apparently nobody has found this urgent enough yet to begin :)


Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 3:52 AM, Jake Thomas Petroules <jake.petroules at petroules.com<mailto:jake.petroules at petroules.com>> wrote:
Personally I still think it would be far more logical to delegate the ANGLE vs OpenGL decision to runtime, by including plugins for both backends with all Windows distributions.

Having different packages seems to confuse a lot of Qt developers and complicates deployment matters, whereas a plugin based approach would solve these issues and also give end users the option to try a different graphics backend if the current one isn't working out for them. Many game engines do this, so why shouldn't Qt also be able to?

Good question.
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