[Development] Modules in qtbase (was: Re: new "debugsupport" module and API)

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at digia.com
Tue May 13 08:01:00 CEST 2014

On 12/05/14 22:40, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:

>Em seg 12 maio 2014, às 19:35:24, Oswald Buddenhagen escreveu:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 08:39:37AM -0700, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> > Em seg 12 maio 2014, às 11:48:21, Ulf Hermann escreveu:
>> > > The following changes create a debugsupport module with public API
>> > 
>> > > qtbase:
>> > Please create a new module. This doesn't need to be in qtbase.
>> given that the two quick implementations will depend on it, it makes
>> little sense to split it out, given what else is in qtbase.
>Neither implementation is in qtbase, so I don't see the logic in that
>argument. Yes, it *can* be in qtbase, but I don't see why it *should* be.
>I want to hear a reason of why it should.

Yes, let’s not make qtbase even bigger if we can avoid it. It’s hard
enough to work with as it is.
>In that light:
>QtXml is there for historical reasons: there was code that needed it
>(including QtDBus). It can probably be moved out now.
>QtOpenGL and QtConcurrent are also historical and can probably be moved
>too. Especially since those three aren't getting almost any updates, it
>sense to do it.
>QtDBus needs to stay because the XCB plugin needs it for some D-Bus
>(notifications, the new systray protocol, etc.)
>The rest of the libraries in qtbase are really base stuff.

Actually I was thinking about splitting a few more things out. In addition
to the ones mentioned above, I believe we would benefit from splitting
QtNetwork out into it’s own module. The reason is that QtNetwork is
responsible for many of the failing CI runs due to the inherent
instability on the network tests. Splitting out the module should help
make many of the qtbase integrations go more smoothly.

From what I can see nothing else in qtbase (apart from the bearer plugins)
depends on qtnetwork, so a split should be possible.


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