[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 00:29:08 CET 2020


On Wed, 11 Nov 2020 at 12:55, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> On Monday, 9 November 2020 09:57:13 PST Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> wrote:
> > Seriously, we have discussed this before, and we kind of agreed that
> > user-facing applications should either be really backwards compatible
> > or should have the tool suffixed with the qt version. Whatever other
> > option is just pain for maintainers, be it trough qtchooser or by
> > letting us renaming tools ourselves.
> Lisandro, Kevin, other packagers in the list:
> May I suggest you get together and make a proposal? If you can get a patch
> into Gerrit, great. If not, then post the cmake command-line that Linux
> distributions will use. We need the distributions to be consistent with each
> other.
> Post to this list what the Qt 6 Linux distributions packages will install and
> what the layout will be. Whether the default builds do the same or not is
> irrelevant. It's your choice and can go against the default build.
> This is important for KDE Frameworks 6 and other software that mostly builds
> from distro packages will likely adopt for its reference documentation.

I like the idea. I have not touched Qt 6 yet (I'm very sadly not going
to be able to maintain it) but I think this is actually a nice thing
to do. I'll reach my co-maintainers and ask there. Kevin: can you do
the same?

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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