[Development] Update QtWayland CI to Wayland 1.6+
Pier Luigi Fiorini
pierluigi.fiorini at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 16:23:06 CET 2016
2016-01-14 10:15 GMT+01:00 Jędrzej Nowacki <jedrzej.nowacki at theqtcompany.com
> On Monday 11 of January 2016 00:27:08 Pier Luigi Fiorini wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We are starting to have QtWayland patches that require at least Wayland
> > available, such as:
> > - https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/104222/
> > - https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/112141/
> > - https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/144891/
> > We need to update CI to at least Wayland 1.6 as soon as possible.
> > If I recall CI is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS now, but LTS is released every
> > two years.
> > The next LTS should be 16.04 which means that until April we cannot merge
> > those patches making the first one more than 1 year old.
> > Would it be possible to switch to a distro that potentially has more
> > frequent updates to avoid repeating the same problem again in the future?
> I guess the whole point of having Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in CI is to support
> platform as long as it is important. As you said it will be important until
> 16.04 release. I think we could potentially remove 14.04 from CI on dev
> after Qt 5.7 release. Can't you "ifdef" you code, so it "works" with the
> Wayland too?
Nope, unfortunately in order to use the newer protocol we need to link to
libwayland >= 1.6
Recent versions of Wayland (>= 1.8) should let us target a new protocol
version while linking to an older version mitigating the problem in the
future, but still Ubuntu is probably not the best option for Wayland.
Out of the box experience
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