[Development] gnuwin32 in qt5.git
lars.knoll at qt.io
Fri Jan 18 14:33:48 CET 2019
> On 18 Jan 2019, at 14:26, Simon Hausmann <Simon.Hausmann at qt.io> wrote:
> I’m a fan of the idea that for Qt6 we remove all copies of third party libraries and provide convenient binaries of them in the qt installed (as separate package in there) as well as via vcpkg for those wanting to build from source.
> Flex and bison are IMO exactly the same kind of third party software (except that gnuwin32 offers installer executables). Therefore I suggest to not have them in a repo but require the presence in the PATH and provide binaries in the installer.
>> On 18. Jan 2019, at 14:11, Frederik Gladhorn <Frederik.Gladhorn at qt.io> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'd like to have some opinions about the gnuwin32 we currently have in
>> qt5.git. This way we provide flex and bison for Windows.
>> I think it's a bit mis-placed, in my opinion the tools which are needed on
>> Windows should be in their own sub-module.
>> I think we should continue to ship them as dependencies and have them
>> available easily for developers. But placing them directly in the qt5
>> repository makes little sense. In Coin we have weird work around and more code
>> that should be needed to make sure they are always in the right place.
>> Assuming there are no better ideas, I'll request a new repository soon.
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