[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Tue Nov 17 16:29:38 CET 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
> Thiago Macieira
>> On Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:46:32 PST Joerg Bornemann wrote:
>> It is certainly possible to add a further configure option a la
>>      -qt-executable-suffix -qt6
>> to move the burden from the packagers to Qt's build system and ensure 
>> consistent Qt installation layouts across distributions.> That's a good solution, so long as the packages built from qt.io also use it.
> Can we count on that?

Why should the packages in the online installer change? They are hardly ever installed into some general directory.

Also, this most likely will set us back in the release process. Doing large-scale renames at RC time is just asking for trouble. Let's consider this in time for Qt 7.


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