Qt 5 buildability
bcooksley at kde.org
Wed Jan 14 04:22:47 UTC 2015
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 2:50 AM, Milian Wolff <mail at milianw.de> wrote:
> On Friday 09 January 2015 13:48:29 Milian Wolff wrote:
>> On Friday 09 January 2015 22:41:15 Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:32 PM, Jan Kundrát <jkt at kde.org> wrote:
>> > > On Thursday, 8 January 2015 22:59:53 CEST, Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> > >> QtWebEngine won't build unless you have nss-devel installed (which it
>> > >> complains about) but it also won't build unless libcap-devel is
>> > >> installed (which it doesn't complain about - you only find out when
>> > >> the compiler bails out on you).
>> > >
>> > > It's "documented" at their wiki page . I agree that configure
>> > > checking
>> > > these deps is an obviously good thing and that nobody reads wiki pages.
>> > Yep :)
>> > 1) A failure for QtWebEngine to find what it needs should just be
>> > gracefully ignored, not result in a fatal build failure (unless it was
>> > explicitly requested)
>> > 2) Having a dependency which no part of your configuration system
>> > knows about is extremely bad.
>> > >> The real big issue here though is none of this is integrated with
>> > >> ./configure, and the failure in QtWebEngine is fatal. Can someone
>> > >> please raise this with the Qt developers and get them to fix their
>> > >> build system please?
>> > >
>> > > Nobody but you have full knowledge of the build environment that you
>> > > use.
>> > > Even if I forwarded your report, the Qt developers are likely to ask
>> > > further questions which only you can answer. That's why it's important
>> > > to
>> > > eliminate as many middlemens from the bug reporting process as possible,
>> > > IMHO.
>> > >
>> > > You should file a bug at their issue tracker.
>> > The Qt project has been totally unreceptive to prior requests i've made.
>> > Hence why i'd prefer this go through an intermediary - I can only
>> > guess as to why I am ignored.
>> I've sent a link to this discussion and the build error to the Qt WebEngine
>> people. You can reach them easily (during working hours) in the #qtwebengine
>> channel on freenode IRC. They are definitely receptive to your input. And,
>> FWIW, Simon and Allan are both still very close to the KDE project. Simon
>> e.g. already created https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/103225/ based on
>> your report. http://qt-project.org/wiki/QtWebEngineHowToTry lists all
>> dependencies, and they have an open bug report about improving the build
>> system as well.
>> So, tl;dr; they will improve this. And I hope you are not burnt by your past
>> experiences with $whomever in the Qt eco system. It's a versatile bunch,
>> and most of them are very open to suggestions from the outside and will try
>> to help anyone, and KDE in particular, as fast as possible.
> FYI: https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/103455/3//ALL
> Anything else you are missing, Ben?
I'm unsure at the moment - the initial patch Simon posted should have
done the trick.
I suspect we're stuck waiting on qt5.git to be updated based on the
commits to qtwebengine - no idea when this will happen.
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