[Interest] Qt.conf and desktop application

Kai Koehne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Thu Jan 17 15:30:08 CET 2019

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> From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Jérôme
> Godbout
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:31 PM
> To: Mitch Curtis <mitch.curtis at qt.io>; Interests Qt <interest at qt-project.org>
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt.conf and desktop application
> [...]
> qt.conf seem like a big mess, why changing one path make the default of other
> changes??? 

This is really only Prefix. You can restore the default by setting it e.g. to .

  Prefix = .

> This is really strange and unexpected. 

I agree, maybe we can change it for Qt 6 (feel free to create a suggestion for that). But for now changing it would probably break a lot of apps, so I don't think it's worth to do in a minor release.

> I will just ditch it, unless
> someone have a good way to make a qt.conf and not modify the whole building
> process.

As I said, just add

  Prefix = .



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