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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri May 10 21:12:41 CEST 2019


On Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:20:41 PDT Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On 9/5/19 6:04 pm, Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> > Of course on Linux there are usually distro packages so it’s already
> > easy (as long as you don’t mind them often being a bit outdated: shame
> > on distros who still didn’t upgrade to 5.12 yet). And macOS has brew.
> 
> Actually, I'd turn this around and say shame on the Qt project for not
> publishing packages, at least for the major distributions.

That would be WAY too much work. Even with the help of OBS, it's just too much 
to take care of, especially when distros already publish packages of their 
own, according to their rules, on their desired cadence.

And there's the one-size-fits-all binary. It's not a package, it's a 
convenience.

And there's source. It's not like you can't build for a distro where the 
single binary failed, for some reason.

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Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products





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