[KDE/Mac] Getting started on Mac OS X
iandw.au at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 07:12:34 UTC 2015
On 06/01/2015, at 11:49 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Tuesday January 06 2015 05:28:55 Jeremy Whiting wrote:
>> As for "used more often" I mean why don't VirtualBox and other applications
>> that use Qt ship a Qt framework that they link to, but instead bundle Qt
>> libraries inside their .app? Just for the convenience of being able to do
>> VirtualBox.app -> Applications installations instead of a wizard type that
>> puts the framework in place?
> Yes (but VirtualBox does come in an installer). It also means that you can remove the application easier, and that you can move it around after the initial "install". Mac OS has always allowed you to do that, and change the disk name as well.
> From that particular point of view (and keeping your folders tidy, uncluttered) frameworks and app bundles do really work well.
> NB: it's also possible to build frameworks in such a way that you can put them in any of a number of standard locations, and they'll be found by the dynamic loader. So you could test one in ~/Library/Frameworks, and then simply move it to /Library/Frameworks when it's ready for system-wide deployment.
FWIW I found the only contents of /usr/local in my machine are /usr/local/Qt/... :-)
Further down the tree there are only symlinks.
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 61 4 Apr 2013 QtCore.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtCore.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 68 19 Apr 2014 QtDeclarative.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtDeclarative.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 60 4 Apr 2013 QtGui.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtGui.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 64 4 Apr 2013 QtNetwork.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtNetwork.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 63 4 Apr 2013 QtScript.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtScript.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 60 4 Apr 2013 QtSql.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtSql.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 60 4 Apr 2013 QtSvg.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtSvg.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 63 4 Apr 2013 QtWebKit.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtWebKit.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 60 4 Apr 2013 QtXml.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtXml.framework
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 68 4 Apr 2013 QtXmlPatterns.framework@ -> /Library/Application Support/DivX/Frameworks/QtXmlPatterns.framework
I used to have DivX installed… :-( But I wonder what would happen if we left some
links to MacPorts' Frameworks installation of Qt in /usr/local? Would things like DivX
find them? Could we share a single copy of MacPorts' Qt this way?
Cheers, Ian W.
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