[Development] Build system for Qt 6

Jean-Michaël Celerier jeanmichael.celerier at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 12:17:22 CET 2018

Especially considering that the person proposing the change is working 
at google which is where GN comes from. There's some conflict of 
interest here.

On 01/11/2018 12:13, André Pönitz wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 08:34:34AM +0000, Simon Hausmann wrote:
>> >From the same email perhaps it's also worth quoting the first paragraph:
>> "
>> first things first: If you're happy with cmake, you can stop reading now.
>> Nobody is proposing that LLVM moves off cmake, and nobody is proposing
>> anything that's causing people using cmake more work.
>> "
> Sure, that's how one approaches larger controversial changes, not just
> in software development, but also general politics:
> 1. Promise that everything is optional, and existing uses won't change,
> and nobody will be affected unless opted-in. This keeps the initial
> outcry a bay. Optionally, start to belittle opposition as inveterate
> nay-sayers, as there is clearly no reason to oppose something people
> do voluntarily.
> 2. Once installed, apply salami tactics by extending the scope of the
> measure, "add value" to the new system, asked for or not, and let the old
> one rot. If needed, little stabs in the back help to speed up the process.
> 3. At some time the new system will indeed be better in some setups than
> the old one, and the opt-in gets opt-out. This is also a good time to
> gauge remaining resistance, and either continue with 2 or directly go
> to 4.
> 4. Sweep remaining issues under the carpet and declare the old system dead.
> As I said, that's nothing specific to LLVM and Cmake.
> The pattern to message "Nobody has any intention to do X" while planning
> or even already executing X is so widely used that in the presence of
> such a statement it is safer to assume that this is just stage 1 of the
> process above than to accept the statement at face value.
> Andre'
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