[QBS] A couple suggestions

Joerg Bornemann joerg.bornemann at digia.com
Wed Jun 5 11:16:13 CEST 2013

On 05/06/2013 10:52, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:

>> 1. Add a property qbs.platformExecutableFormat which could have the value of "pe", "macho", "elf", etc. It would be a read-only property determined by the targetOS, unless there is an actual use case for being able to override it? I can't think of any.
> DOS extenders came with their own loaders, so there were multiple
> formats. but then, each extender was basically a different platform.
> linux supports elf and a.out (nowadays, most distros certainly build
> that as a module, if at all). but then, this would be probably a
> separate platform as well.

Sounds good.

>> 2. Add a way to specify the minimum version number of QBS required by a project, such as a minimumQbsVersion property on Project. If the requirement was not met, the build should fail with something like "This project requires a newer version of QBS. Current: 1.0.0, Required: 1.0.5"
> that's basically what the versioned import statements are for. or should
> be.

The "import qbs 1.0" statement indeed specifies the (language) version 
number to be used for the file.


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