[Development] Proposing CMake as build tool for Qt 6

Simon Hausmann Simon.Hausmann at qt.io
Thu Jun 6 16:08:21 CEST 2019

Am 06.06.19 um 15:52 schrieb Christian Gagneraud:
> On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 01:35, Bogdan Vatra via Development
> <development at qt-project.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
> IOs, Android (and other upcoming OS [1]) multi-arch  builds are IMHO a
> hard-requirement.
> Since when the build system "candidate" dictates Qt supported platform?
> I thought it was supposed to be the other way around.
> And now people are calling for "community" help b/c they realise that
> it will take a massive effort to support these requirements.

FWIW, I didn't say that without support from the community nothing will 
happen, which is what you're suggesting. Eventually somebody from the Qt 
Company is likely going to dig into the particular topic of iOS, for 
example. If you would like to see something implemented before that 
point in time, then please join the development effort. We also hang out 
in #qt-cmake on Freenode, btw.

> Let's face it and be honest about that, this "build system decision" is a drill.
> CMake has been chosen, period. Yet it doesn't seem to tick all the
> harsh requirements set by Thiago ages ago.
> Apparently there is an attempt to  "achieve a decision within the Qt
> project by lazy consensus.".
> Whatever that means.

If you would like to learn more about the Qt project decision making 
process, then I can recommend the official Qt Governance Model page:



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