[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 18:36:03 CET 2021


On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 13:13, Kai Köhne <Kai.Koehne at qt.io> wrote:
> > In fact the most difficult people to convince are within tqtc. And no, we have been asking for this change, specifically for qt6,
> > since at very least 2019. And they where no small threads.
> That might have less to do with the fact we work for The Qt Company, but more with the fact that a) you ask us to do the work, and b) to maintain it

For (a) I can feel some guilt, but sadly having to get the paycheck
has become more important nowadays :-/ For (b): the renaming, at very
least on Linux (although Homebrew really needs it too), no matter the
source of the binaries, is just the right thing to do.

> Anyhow, now that we've been both venting our frustration a bit: As Joerg already pointed out, I'm completely fine with the patch he has prepared, and certainly do hope that distributions make use of it. I'm just disagreeing with the request that the Qt documentation need also state 'qmake6' everywhere, and that the Qt SDK (as provided by the online installer) needs to contain 'qmake6', too.

Well, it seems we will keep disagreeing for quite some time then :-)

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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