[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Thu Nov 19 08:20:06 CET 2020

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> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Kai
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> Subject: Re: [Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5
> Am 18.11.20 um 15:50 schrieb Kai Köhne:
> > FYI, we've been taking assistant out of Qt 6.0.
> > https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-86746 . It's not depending on
> > any particular Qt version, so my suggestion is to resurrect it (if
> > there's enough demand) outside of qt5.git.
> Could you please clarify: Can building Qt Asistant be enabled by a
> configuration option? Is it still build as part of CI?

Currently not. I think it should be completely removed from qttools - disabling the build was just the quickest way for the 6.0 release.

> Now with all Qt help links changed to the online version, how is Qt
> Assistant/QTextBrowser limiting Qt's documentation at all, justifying its
> removal from the build (so late in the Qt 6 release process)?

The reason why we removed Qt Assistant in the beta phase is that I don't think it should be part of Qt 6.



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