[Development] Using dwz on Qt

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Thu May 14 22:24:06 CEST 2020


On Thu, 14 May 2020 at 07:33, Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde at carewolf.com> wrote:
> Hi Qt
> I recently discovered there is a binutils tools for size optimizing dwarf
> debug symbols, and it really works. When applied to Qt debug symbol binaries
> it makes them about 25% smaller on average (some up to 40% smaller). And that
> is just the simple optimization. We can save more by combining duplicates from
> multiple debug symbol binaries into one shared one, but that would change the
> files we ship.

For what is worth Debian packages have been doing this with Qt without
issues (of course as a post process after building Qt and before
packaging them).

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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