[Development] Building Qt 5 in release mode with debug symbols

Milian Wolff milian.wolff at kdab.com
Fri Oct 10 11:39:33 CEST 2014

Hello all,

once more I'm preparing a Qt 5 build for profiling purposes and wonder again 
why there is no way to combine -release and -debug in Qt's configure script. 
The only way to get a sane build for profiling Qt code itself that I know of 
is hacking the mkspec and ensuring that -g is added even in -release mode.

Is there any reason for that? Could we improve this situation somehow to make 
it simpler to get a Qt build with optimizations and debug symbols?

Am I missing the recommended way to get this done?

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