[Development] A deployment tool for Linux
Marco.Bubke at qt.io
Wed Apr 10 23:21:35 CEST 2019
Sounds you want flatpak. ;-)
On April 10, 2019 21:43:31 Richard Weickelt <richard at weickelt.de> wrote:
>>> I, as a person, think that a "deployment tool for Linux" is
>>> something that spits out packages in half a dozen "native"
>>> distribution package formats.
>> Nope, that tool is called "package maintainer" :)
> Blessed be those who have a "package maintainer". I don'ẗ think it's that
> easy. If I would want to bring my software product into the official
> distribution repositories, maybe and of course every open source project
> should aim for it. But that's quite some effort and sometimes even
> impossible. I would be interested to know how easy it is to release a
> Qt-based application with a bleeding edge Qt version (or with a patched one)
> to the official Debian repositories.
> And if I had a proprietary product and want to make updating as convenient
> as possible for my customers?
> Nothing stops me from publishing a self-containing .deb, .rpm, .whatever on
> my website. If there was a one stop shop tool that produces a collection
> like this with very little effort: https://speedcrunch.org/download.html I
> would be sold. Maybe even in combination with setting up my own package
> repos. But with very little manpower that can be cumbersome.
>>> Collecting "resources that the application uses (like [...]
>>> graphics, [...]" *and dependencies* would be a (important)
>>> step, but not all that it takes.
>> By this logic windeployqt should produce .msi packages
> Wouldn't be the worst feature though, would it. That doesn't make Andre's
> comment less valid.
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