[Development] Proposing CMake as build tool for Qt 6

Bogdan Vatra bogdan.vatra at kdab.com
Thu Jun 6 15:33:10 CEST 2019


I won't hold my breath for community support for iOS. iOS is out for so many 
years, yet CMake has no support for t.

iOs is not a show stopper if and only you're prepared to drop this plaform 
from Qt 6 in case cmake support will be poor or non existing.


În ziua de joi, 6 iunie 2019, la 16:23:21 EEST, Simon Hausmann a scris:
> Hi,
> Regarding PCH, it seems that right now it would be easiest to include
> something like https://github.com/sakra/cotire . Patches are welcome to
> integrate this or alternatively work with upstream CMake for a built-in
> solution.
> Regarding iOS/tvOS/watchOS, my understanding is that CMake upstream has
> landed basic support from a toolchain perspective and welcomes
> contributions to make it better. I understand that Alexandru has been
> playing with making a Qt build with it and supplying third-party libraries
> via vcpkg, but I think that's nothing beyond the scope of experiments. So
> similarly here, contributions are welcome :)
> Those two aspects are also a driver for increasing the visiblity of the
> CMake port, in order to invite contributors to help. Yet I feel that they
> don't represent show-stoppers from a decision making point of view. I'm
> confident that if others in the C++ community are able to build apps for
> iOS with CMake, then we will also be able to build Qt for it.
> Simon
> ________________________________
> From: Bogdan Vatra <bogdan.vatra at kdab.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 15:13
> To: development at qt-project.org
> Cc: Simon Hausmann
> Subject: Re: [Development] Proposing CMake as build tool for Qt 6
> În ziua de joi, 6 iunie 2019, la 14:45:14 EEST, Simon Hausmann a scris:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > In the past months we, some developers from the Qt Company and KDAB,
> > have made good progress on the port of Qt to use CMake as build tool.
> > Since the initial prototype, the port has advanced very well and its
> > 
> > current state can be summarized roughly like this:
> >     * Builds on
> >     
> >       * Windows (desktop)
> >       * macOS
> >       * Linux (desktop and embedded)
> >       * Android (running not tested yet)
> Any news about iOS/tvOS/watchOS and PCH?
> Cheers,
> BogDan.

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