[Development] Any history on why "qtmultimedia5-private-dev" was removed.

Pier Luigi Fiorini pierluigi.fiorini at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 09:04:21 CET 2019

Il giorno ven 29 nov 2019 alle ore 08:44 Paul Knopf <pauldotknopf at gmail.com>
ha scritto:

> I'm working on getting Debian 10 working for my Linux appliance/device and
> our GUI uses Qt.
> Specifically, it uses "CONFIG+=multimedia-private".
> There seems to be a bunch of private Qt headers in the official repos, but
> non for qtmultimedia5.
> There looks to be history of "qtmultimedia5-private-dev", but it doesn't
> exist anywhere anymore.
> I found this:
> https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/q/qtmultimedia-opensource-src/unstable_changelog
> ---
>   * Remove package qtmultimedia5-private-dev. Nothing in the Qt stack
> seems to
>     be using it. Can be reintroduced later if needed.
>     - Remove associated install file.
>     - Remove the files from debian/tmp before installing the packages.
> ---
> Can anyone provide me with some context?

Debian doesn't ship private headers, unless they are needed by the Qt stack.
Using private headers in third party applications is not recommended.

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