[Development] Problems with QtWebKit 5.6 / Please do not remove QtWebkit from 5.6 official binaries

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Mar 19 18:37:21 CET 2016

On sábado, 19 de março de 2016 13:50:54 CDT René J. V. Bertin wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On sábado, 19 de março de 2016 09:58:34 PDT René J. V. Bertin wrote:
> >> Can you please post the correct way to invoke syncqt? The incantations I
> > 
> >> tried didn't change my errors :
> > mkdir .git; qmake
> Should I understand that when using the qtwebkit 5.6.0 tarball from
> community_releases :
> - it is not necessary to run syncqt (knowing there's no include directory in
> the tarball)

It should not be necessary, if the tarball were correct. The includes should 
not be missing.

As a workaround, you need to run syncqt.

> - the presence of a .git directory makes a difference even when empty?

Yes. That triggers the buildsystem running syncqt for you.

> Answer: apparently syncqt been rolled into qmake, to be triggered by the
> presence of a .git directory. That's nice. We'll see if the build goes
> through now..

It's been a year or two already...

> Out of curiosity: what happens with 3rd party projects with a .git
> directory, how does qmake know when not to run syncqt?

If those projects do load(qt_module), they had better follow the Qt Project 
repository rules.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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