[Development] QtSingleApplication in Qt proper?

Kevin Funk kfunk at kde.org
Thu Jun 16 10:06:45 CEST 2016

On Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2016 03:43:29 CEST Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Kevin Funk wrote:
> > To come to the point: We'd like to be able to use QtSingleApplication,
> > without having to copy it to every KDE application's repository out there
> > and building it ourselves. Several KDE applications (KDevelop, Krita,
> > Kate) already do so.
> Why can't you simply require it as an external dependency? GNU/Linux
> distributions already package it as a standalone package. (See e.g.
> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/qtsingleapplication.git/tree/ which
> builds both the Qt 4 version and the Qt 5 version from the same upstream
> source code.)

I did not realize there are ready packages on some distributions out there. 
There isn't on Ubuntu at least (which is fixable of course).

I also just now realize that qt-solutions.git has a maintained version of 

I'd like to hear more opinions about whether there's still interest in having 
it in Qt proper. There are obviously advantages to it: CI coverage (qt-
solutions.git isn't covered by CI, right?), and QtSA getting a bit of exposure 
so it does not feel like a, well, 3rdparty Qt solution. 

qt-solutions.git seems a place where deprecated components are kept alive, but 
not experiencing feature development in my book.

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Kevin Funk | kfunk at kde.org | http://kfunk.org
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