[Interest] The QtQuick deployment story

Mitch Curtis mitch.curtis at qt.io
Fri Dec 7 15:02:51 CET 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nils Jeisecke <nils.jeisecke at saltation.com>
> Sent: Friday, 7 December 2018 2:54 PM
> To: Mitch Curtis <mitch.curtis at qt.io>
> Cc: interest at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: The QtQuick deployment story
> Am 07.12.2018 um 06:49 hat Mitch Curtis geschrieben:
> > It's still easy in my opinion: just let windeployqt deploy what it
> > needs to [...]
> But does it really *need to*?
> > [...] and you're done. Although... I've been distributing my
> > application as a portable executable and not through an installer,
> > purely out of laziness.
> > Are there some extra issues involving
> > installers that make windeployqt less convenient, or is it just the
> > final deployed size that you have an issue with?
> Some kind of gut feeling? It just seems wrong to install hundreds of
> superfluous files. Hey, I'm a german engineer, what do you expect ;-)
> But then again, maybe there *is* a good reason which I'm (and probably
> others are) not aware of.
> Nils

Fair enough, I was just curious if it was purely about the file size or if there were other issues. :)

I have an appalling Internet connection and support three platforms, so I agree that it should deploy as little as possible!

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