[Development] Detecting hunspell in virtualkeyboard: do we really need pkg-config?

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 15:05:55 CEST 2017

On lunes, 26 de junio de 2017 14:26:53 -03 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 08:10:15AM -0300, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez 
Meyer wrote:
> > I started to work on auto detecting hunspell in virtualkeyboard and later
> > found out that:
> > 
> > (1) It is currently relying on pkg-config to do the job.
> > (2) If the embedded code is present is preferred over the system version.
> > 
> > I find (1) rather strange except maybe if pkg-config gives some other info
> > apart from the -l flag. If that's not the case the dependency is avoidable
> > with a simple config.test.
> > 
> > Would it be preferrable to keep it like this or should I push my chabges
> > to
> > gerri? (and if so, to which branch? I'm kind of disconeected from Qt
> > development thhese days).
> > 
> > With respect (2): normally one would prefer the system lib over the
> > embedded one. Is there a reason to keep things as they are or should I
> > revert this logic? (maybe in the above patch if ACKed).
> before you spend any more time on this, have a look at
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/175873 first.
> (volunteers welcome, btw)

Oh, cool, thanks!

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Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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