[Interest] VNC/QPA on Mac

Sergio Martins sergio.martins at kdab.com
Tue Aug 29 16:45:27 CEST 2017

On 2017-08-29 15:32, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> Out of pure curiosity: why is the VNC qpa not enabled (or enabable) on
> Mac? I just tried and it builds without need for any external
> dependencies, and it's negligible in size compared to the rest of
> QtBase.
> And it seems to work just fine (on a non-standard port evidently as
> port:5900 is already bound).

Looking at the git history:

Author: Andy Nichols <andy.nichols at theqtcompany.com>
Date:   Tue Jun 28 10:19:08 2016 +0200

     Limit the number of targets the VNC platform plugin is be built for

     The VNC platform plugin is a port from the 4.8 code, which only
     supported embedded Linux.  Right now that is the only platform this 
     tested with so unless there is a need for other platforms to be 
     applications over VNC we should limit it to only being built on unix
     platforms that are not Android, or Darwin.

     Change-Id: I49407669ee8ca6e9e3ed95b5bb350c7730839cf8
     Reviewed-by: Laszlo Agocs <laszlo.agocs at qt.io>

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