[Qbs] Future of Qbs

NIkolai Marchenko enmarantispam at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 11:30:20 CET 2018

I would like to remind in this thread that we have a list going to
hopefully change TQtC's image of qbs adoption.
Please post your qbs projects there:

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 1:09 PM Christian Kandeler <Christian.Kandeler at qt.io>

> On Wed, 31 Oct 2018 06:51:43 +0100
> Richard Weickelt <richard at weickelt.de> wrote:
> > It would be great if the TQtC could clarify what is planned for the next
> > feature release and why.
> That's easy: The release will simply contain everything that has been done
> since 1.12, i.e. all patches that have already landed in master and some
> that are almost finished (plus possible community contributions). The most
> noteworthy improvements will be job pools and proper Android support for Qt
> apps.
> > - How does the release process of Qbs work?
> It's not particularly involved. Source packages are created with git,
> the Windows binaries (including the chocolatey package) are built by
> qbs itself. There is a public docker image that automates this task;
> see https://doc.qt.io/qbs/building-qbs.html#building-release-packages.
> > - Are there parts in the codebase that make maintenance difficult and
> >   that could be simplified?
> The module loader, which does the low-level part of resolving a project,
> is very complicated and brittle. Changes in that area typically pose the
> biggest challenge. The rest of the code, while not necessarily trivial, can
> be touched without fear of losing one's sanity.
> > Maybe parts duplicating Qt code that should
> >   be rebased onto Vanilla Qt?
> Why would there be?
> Christian
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