[Development] New Module Request: QtGeniviExtras

Dominik Holland dominik.holland at pelagicore.com
Thu Aug 13 11:36:58 CEST 2015

On 08/13/2015 11:08 AM, André Somers wrote:
>> IMHO the users of QtGeniviExtras and the DLT logging are totally aware
>> of how the system works and want to have full control over it.
>> DLT is only known in the automotive space and there it's only used for
>> GENIVI linux based systems. So i think we talk about a logging solution
>> which 90% of the qt community don't know or won't ever use. I really
>> don't think this is something which should be integrated into qtcore,
>> and should be totally fine to live in it's own repository and in the end
>> it's very similar of what the other extra repositories currently do,
>> components which doesn't fit and are platform specific are in extras
> Just wondering... If so you expect so few users to use this, what is the benefit of having this as a Qt module? Would it not be better to keep things that only users from specialized niche markets use in specialized libs aimed at those users? 
> André

But's what i'm targeting, the module is meant for these users and it
will contain multiple specialized libs.

The benefit of having it as a module is that it can use the same build
infrastructure, it's shipped with Qt, integrated in qmake/cmake, using
the same Documentation. It should be part of Qt, but it's only needed on
specific platforms, like all the other extra repositories. I think
nobody cares about the qtwinextras beside the people developing for it.

The module shouldn't be contained in any Desktop Installer or on mobile
platforms, it's just available on automotive platforms and their SDKs

Dominik Holland

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