[Development] Optional Dependencies and Distribution of Examples
milian.wolff at kdab.com
Mon Oct 13 12:41:23 CEST 2014
I have a question regarding the handling of optional dependencies, and how
that influences the distribution of Qt code, esp. the creation of tarballs and
Qt WebChannel uses Qt WebSockets for its examples, and that optionally and
only there. The rest of the code works fine without websockets, to ensure that
e.g. Qt WebKit or Qt WebEngine don't drag in Qt WebSockets as a dependency via
So far so good. But when qt5.git builds WebChannel without WebSockets
available, the examples wont be build. What implications does this have?
a) No CI coverage of whether the examples build on all platforms?
b) What about packaging? Will the examples still be included in the Qt source
tarballs? Will binary builds of Qt include the examples?
What should we do about this situation?
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