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

Hamish Moffatt hamish at risingsoftware.com
Mon May 13 01:12:09 CEST 2019


On 11/5/19 6:49 am, Richard Weickelt wrote:
> On 10.05.2019 21:13, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> On Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:58:47 PDT Hamish Moffatt wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Why can't you install the binaries published by the Qt Project in /opt?
> You mean https://www.qt.io/offline-installers ?
> You may want to try to install them:
> - in a headless environment in a script
> - to another location than /opt/Qt/xxx
> - with only some components included


Headless is the show-stopper for me. "apt-get install qt512base qt512svg 
...." is so easy, and it fetches all the necessary files too.


Hamish



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