[Development] Packager's wishlist: no need of private headers for theme plugins

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 17:32:12 CET 2019


Reading the CMake thread made me remember another issue we had with Qt 5 
which, hopefully, can be rethink for Qt 6.

I have already asked to version applications with the major version [0], but 
there is something else that will *surely* make developers *and* packagers' 
life easier: being able to write theme plugins without the need of requiring 
private headers.

This have been the cause for many delays of Qt packaging, as we need to 
rebuild reverse dependencies (theme plugins) for each new Qt upload to our 

If this could somehow be changed then it will surely help us a lot.

[0] <https://development.qt-project.narkive.com/l84BEF6M/qt6-qt5-coinstallability-linux-distributions> the mailing list archive went bonkers 
during that period.

Cheers, Lisandro.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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