[Development] QtWebEngine unbundled of third-party libraries on Linux

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 02:38:48 CEST 2015

On Tuesday 11 August 2015 23:17:31 Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> Hello Qt
> QtWebEngine and Chromium in the Qt 5.6 branch have been patched to allow
> linking with system libraries on Linux instead of bundled libraries. For
> most libraries the system library will be used if development files are
> detected on the system. ICU and FFMPEG however defaults to using the
> bundled copies and requires using qmake arguments to configure to use
> system versions. The required arguments are listed in qmake configure
> status (just delete .qmake.cache and run qmake to run the configure step
> again). Note that for FFMPEG, the libav libraries from the FFMPEG project
> are required, the libraries from the libav project does not work.
> I have so far only tested on Debian. If more people could test it we could
> also get better detection and set proper minimal versions.
> If you are a packager and more is required before QtWebEngine can be
> packaged on your distribution, please let me know.

I will of course take a look, but I highly doubt I'll be able to build it for 
a couple of weeks at least.

And really *thank you* for this :)


Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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