[KDE/Mac] Question about goal of Windows/Mac frameworks

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Wed Oct 21 21:01:56 UTC 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 22:48:52 Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> Hi,
> > On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 22:12:00 Christoph Cullmann 
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> >> And the big benefit: One can install my alpha crashy something 
> >> Kate
> >> 
> >> bundle with its Qt something version and some imaginary Krita 
bundle that
> >> 
> >> is installed in parallel will NOT be borked!
> > 
> > are you more or less arguing against all the benefits of shared 
> > as found in Linux distributions ? ;-)
> if you are not part of the distro packages or some build service that
> creates pacakges for ALL distros * versions you want to support: yes.
> I package our company's software now since close to 10 years for
> Windows/Linux and no, never ever there was any chance to use 
> libraries beside the most basic ones, and even there, to support old
> systems, you will need to ship some local copies (starting from 
> to libxcb). To use something like the Qt libraries shipped with the 
> is just out of question, if you try to target stuff >= Red Hat 5 with ONE
> package.

Same here, we do the same, also for RHEL >= 5.
OT: But we get along without shipping libstdc++ or similar low level 
What we do is, where necessary, tweak/comment out configure checks 
which would make our software require newer versions of other libs.


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