[Development] debug symbols for official Qt releases

Filippo Cucchetto filippocucchetto at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 14:37:15 CET 2016

2016-03-04 14:36 GMT+01:00 Ulf Hermann <ulf.hermann at theqtcompany.com>:

> Yes, of course we can, but it requires more work to do, so it is better to
>> evaluate the size first  :-)
> I can tell you right away that debug symbols are insanely large. Just
> create a debug build of Qt and notice that it's gigabytes in size. Don't
> try to fit that into our current packages, please. That would just lead to
> bad compromises. Do create separate packages and include the full debug
> info there. We can even have separate debug symbols packages per module, to
> keep the size manageable. I guess not everyone wants to debug QtWebkit,
> after all, which has 650MB alone here. I guess QtWebengine is even larger,
> but I haven't built it.
> cheers,
> Ulf
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Filippo Cucchetto
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