[Qt-creator] Custom wizard vs qmake's wizards

André Pönitz Andre.Poenitz at qt.io
Tue Apr 30 08:30:43 CEST 2019

I did not say anything about "banning" build system specific wizards,
on the contrary, I said

 "It doesn't dictate that. If there's a need to add a build system specific
   features, suitable callback/virtual function/property/whatever can
   be added on demand."

This includes build-system specific wizards.


From: Christian Gagneraud <chgans at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:24 AM
To: André Pönitz
Cc: Eike Ziller; qt-creator
Subject: Re: [Qt-creator] Custom wizard vs qmake's wizards

On Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 00:19 André Pönitz, <Andre.Poenitz at qt.io<mailto:Andre.Poenitz at qt.io>> wrote:
Christian Gagneraud <chgans at gmail.com<mailto:chgans at gmail.com>> wrote:

> you risk to end up will all supported build systems being limited
> (least common denominator).

That risk is manageable by looking for (and finding) abstraction on
the right level, and it doesn't have to be common denominator.

I don't think that such ideas should be banned, they should just be monitored tightly. I agree with the risk of fragmentation and duplication, but there are valid usecases for build system specific wizards.
And I don't think it applies to qbs only. I'm sure cmake has it's own needs too.
Just think about new commers for example, they start with point and click, and then as they learn the underlying system they might choose to edit bs files manually.


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