[Development] Reproducible Qt ; the purpose of QLibraryInfo::buildDate

Koehne Kai Kai.Koehne at theqtcompany.com
Thu Feb 5 12:07:29 CET 2015

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> bounces+kai.koehne=theqtcompany.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of
> Thiago Macieira
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> QLibraryInfo::buildDate
> On Tuesday 03 February 2015 07:40:12 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> > So, can someone enlighten me on the purpose of this function?
> This function was added when we opened the repository back for 4.5.1
> because we couldn't keep the configure.exe linked against the license key
> decoder, which contained the expiration dates for evaluation licences. It was
> used by the nag screen in those builds.
> That was then. I have no clue now if the function is still used.

It's not used anymore in the evaluation process, AFAICT. I wouldn't mind deprecating it ...



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