[Development] QThread::create mandatory in Qt 6?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Nov 19 05:16:09 CET 2020

Kevin Kofler via Development wrote:
> MinGW is definitely the nicest compiler for Windows, also because it
> supports not only native, but also cross compilation.
> The main issue is that QtWebEngine does not compile with MinGW because
> Google refuses to support it for Chromium (and Qt does not want to carry
> such a patch in Qt either).
> (I guess it could theoretically be patched downstream, just as FreeBSD
> support is added by downstream FreeBSD patches, but to my knowledge, so
> far, nobody has done that work for MinGW, i.e., I have not yet seen a
> single QtWebEngine binary built with MinGW nor a working patch that would
> produce one.)

PS: What I also wonder is whether the downstream changes required to get 
QtWebEngine to build would be any fewer with Clang-MinGW than with plain 
(GCC) MinGW or whether they would be the same.

And also what other advantages, if any, Clang-MinGW has, though I presume 
the Clang vs. GCC situation is probably similar to the one on GNU/Linux 
(where both are comparable, but the GCC optimizers are usually the better 

        Kevin Kofler

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