[Development] Qt6/Qt5 coinstallability (Linux distributions)

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 20:42:48 CET 2018

El martes, 13 de noviembre de 2018 23:58:28 -03 Thiago Macieira escribió:
> On Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:43:03 PST Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > I think it would be much safer to just version everything.
> > 
> > Just remember Assistant in Qt 4, where early 4.x releases shipped an
> > Assistant that was essentially compatible with the Qt 3 version, but it
> > was
> > later renamed to assistant_adp (and later dropped from the Qt distribution
> > and shipped as an unmaintained separate legacy tarball) and a new
> > incompatible Assistant (the QCH one) was introduced.
> Ok, so two categories only:
> 1) applications run by the user (in bin, versioned)
> 2) applications run only during build (in libexec, unversioned)

I would of course agree here. But so far only three of us participated in this 
thread, so I would like to ask:

a) Is there something else I could do to make this a consensus decision? Or 
maybe do something to make this the roadmap for Qt 6?

b) If at some point we can agree it has been decided, is there any way I could 
start contributing code in order to achieve this? Maybe I should just wait 
until the new build system is on stage? something else?

Cheers, Lisandro.

When the winds of change are blowing, some people are building shelters, and
others are building windmills.
  Old Chinese Proverb

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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