[Interest] Issues building Qt 5.11.1 from source

Olivier B. perso.olivier.barthelemy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 15:11:55 CEST 2018

 I am currently trying 5.11.1 from sources. My previous mails seems to not
have been sent, i had forgotten i had unsubscribed. Here are the issues i
encountered so far:

- the source archive does not contain .gitmodules at the root. Without it,
the root configure.bat does not know of the modules, does not load their
json files, so does not understand arguments passed to configure.bat.
Either the archive or the building articles need to be updated

- config.opt can not contain arguments of strings containing spaces in
quotes. In my case it was just OPENSSL_DIR that was valued "lib1 lib2
lib3", so i could pass it as en enviropnment variable instead, but what
about the path arguments that would contain spaces (for -I, -L, -prefix;..)?
Since there can be only one argument per line in config.opt, in the for
loop that reads config.opt of qtbase/configure.bat,  couldn't  the (unused)
token delimiter be something else than space, like ';' or '%', so that we
can pass arguments with spaces in quotes?

- option -qt-sql-plugin is not understood anymore. initial parsing
recognizes it as an unknown boolean option , and not an enum option, as
defined in configure.json of sqldrivers. I switched back to
-plugin-sqsl-sqlite for now..
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