[Interest] Size of libQt5Core in 5.3

Peter Kümmel syntheticpp at gmx.net
Tue May 13 10:55:21 CEST 2014

On 13.05.2014 00:14, Ian Monroe wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Peter Kümmel <syntheticpp at gmx.net> wrote:
>> On 12.05.2014 23:29, Daniel Bowen wrote:
>>> If anyone has other things to add, please do.
>> Maybe it is worth to think about a Qt library which really only
>> provides essential stuff. What would such a library contain,
>> when all the "but the GUI needs it" was removed?
> I think sort of the opposite happened, Qt5Core got to its size because
> there are useful features that non-GUI applications might want that
> were moved there. Like QRegularExpression, you could easily see that
> being useful in all sorts of server/daemon applications. Stuff that
> only GUI needs stayed in QtGui and friends.

Yes, later on I also realized this.

> This whole discussion reminds me of this recent article about Linux
> slimming down the ipv4 stack:
> http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/597529/314ebe6febbc9f59/

So maybe the question should be, what does an essential 1M Qt lib need
to be of any use?

> Like Qt there's no low-hanging fruit, just a bunch of things that can
> be stripped out that together would add up to a meaningful decrease.
> Unlike the Linux networking maintainers, Thiago is open to
> configure-time methods to slim down QtCore. That seems like the way
> forward for people who care about such things.
> Ian

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