[Qt-creator] Request: dropping support for macx-g++ to *compile* Qt Creator

Erik Verbruggen erik.verbruggen at me.com
Fri Jan 11 12:11:36 CET 2013

On Dec 29, 2012, at 13:12, André Pönitz <andre.poenitz at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:48:23AM +0000, Joseph Crowell wrote:
>> On 12/28/2012 07:50 PM, André Pönitz wrote:
>>> Ziller Eike wrote:
>>>> Erik Verbruggen wrote:
>>>>> Hereby I would like to ask to officially drop support to *compile* Qt
>>>>> Creator with macx-g++. [...]
>>>> I don't have a big problem with dropping compilation support of Qt Creator
>>>> with that mkspec/compiler. The "funky incomprehensible error messages" can
>>>> be circumvented by making the Qt Creator .pro file bail out with a useful
>>>> error + hint for that mkspec, similar to how we do it for the Qt version.
>>> Is macx-g++ needed for any of the Qt builds for which we might need
>>> to ship SDK packages at some point of time? If so, dropping that
>>> configuration for building Creator might impact building the SDK...
>> I think clang is used by most people for the SDK as well.
> And clang is available on all versions of Mac OS X we care for?

Yes, it's available. However, Qt 4.8.x does not support it (the mkspec works, but is in the unsupported directory). Then again, Qt Creator in the SDK is compiled against Qt 5.

-- Erik.

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