[Development] debug symbols for official Qt releases

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 01:38:04 CET 2016

On Friday 04 March 2016 14:36:05 Ulf Hermann wrote:
> > 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.

Confirmed, debug packages are *huge*. I think it even makes sense to have them 
per-submodule too.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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