[kde-linux] qt vs. qt-copy

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Oct 4 13:59:53 UTC 2008

On Saturday 04 October 2008, Nathan wrote:
> My intentions are not to start a flame war or anything, and I'm sure
> someone will point me to an archived thread somewhere, but I have a
> question about qt.
> I have always used a stock qt from trolltech, as well as every distro I've
> used in the past. But I'm wondering, should I be using the qt-copy instead?
> Is there a performance hit from using stock qt?

qt-copy is basically a convenience copy for KDE developers, i.e. so they can 
fix bugs themselves which would otherwise block their own development stuff 
without having to wait for a new Qt release.

One of the Qt developers (Thiago IIRC) wrote that once Qt is fully switched to 
git as their main repository, qt-copy will probably be replaced by working on 
a public git branch (or something like that).

So depending on the current patch set in qt-copy it could be "better" in some 
way, but it is most likely more in the direction of "stability/remove of 
visual glitches" and not in the direction of "faster".


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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