[Development] How to get Qt_5.9.1_PRIVATE_API

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Oct 12 17:31:12 CEST 2017

Thiago Macieira wrote:

> On quarta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2017 13:39:03 PDT Rex Dieter wrote:
>> The patch's purpose looks appealing, are there "reasons(tm)" it cannot be
>> used by default upstream?
> Yeah: we don't want to.
> It would make the lives of the developers harder: you'd have to recompile
> everything the moment that the version was bumped and it would make
> impossible to mix libraries in order to bisect issues.

Shouldn't private api users recompile everything anyway?  That's essentially 
what downstreams need to do, why are "developers" any different?

Otherwise, what's the point of introducing this at all?  (Yes, it is one 
small baby step in the right direction as-is, but the suse patch takes the 
final big step, imo).

-- Rex

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