[Development] Qt 5.14 MinGW debug build doesn't add debug suffix

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Tue Jan 14 16:50:43 CET 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
> Thiago Macieira
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:33 PM
> To: development at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] Qt 5.14 MinGW debug build doesn't add debug
> suffix
> On Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:02:01 PST Kai Köhne wrote:
> > -debug-and-release was completely disabled in Qt 5.14.0, but will work
> > again in Qt 5.14.1 (though still not be the default).
> How will that work? Will it create debug libraries with different names
> compared to a pure debug build?

Yes, I suggest we only add a 'd' suffix if you configured with -debug-and-release: https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtbase/+/286409/6/mkspecs/features/qt_functions.prf

> BTW, what is the situation on Apple platforms these days? I remember
> something about not having "_debug" in pure debug builds either.

It seems that _debug is still always appended on macOS.

There might be the chance to unify things (again) in the future. But for now, I think MinGW will keep us busy enough in 5.14 😉


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