[Interest] My first 5 years with Qt and 2 suggestions

Hamish Moffatt hamish at risingsoftware.com
Fri May 10 01:58:47 CEST 2019

On 10/5/19 9:42 am, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> With my Debian maintainer hat on: thanks for this. But I also have to say that
> we (Debian) currently lack certain infrastructure that would allow us to
> provide semi-official packages, like PPAs.
> It is normally not to difficult to backport Qt (except form buster to stretch,
> due to some changes done to allow [cross] building starting from system
> packages). If Debian had PPA-like infra I would certainly try to get a more or
> less decent backport around (would break KDE and other stuff though, due to
> API breakage in private API).

For my use I rebuilt the Qt packages from https://launchpad.net/~beineri 
for stretch; they install into /opt rather than replacing the system 
packages, so you don't have the issues with Qt and other 
reverse-dependencies. I think the Qt project could supply packages along 
these lines, rather than trying to replace the system Qt.

Hamish (ex-debian developer)

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