Who is using "-Bsymbolic-functions" for their packages?

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Wed May 29 10:52:01 UTC 2013

Am Dienstag, 28. Mai 2013, 07:55:06 schrieben Sie:
> On Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 01:40:54, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013, 19:55:43 schrieb Kevin Kofler:
> > > How about we start shipping a shared QtUitools instead? I really don't
> > > see
> > > the point of having this be a static library (in fact, I have been
> > > advocating forcing it to be shared in Fedora, so far without success),
> > > it
> > > only causes problems and does not seem to have any practical benefits
> > > (also
> > > considering that the rest of Qt is shared).
> > 
> > "We" = ? KDE? You mean, we should create a libkuitools.so and simply wrap
> > the problem? Hm, could be a solution indeed.
> Sorry, "we" = packagers (seeing how this is kde-packagers, but I forgot that
> this is also cross-posted to release-team, so I wasn't clear, sorry).

(only my reply was the first to cc: release-team, but was not clear to me in 
any case)

Hm, but that means that everybody who packages KDE SC does so, and I am not 
sure too many will be happy to diverge more from upstream, not only because of 
the extra maintenance needed.

So ideally we deal with that directly in KDE code, so it is consistently 
handled at a central place. Thus my proposal patch at 
http://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/110563/ ("hide symbols from static lib 
QtUitools.a (generically by new macro KDE4_HIDE_SYMBOLS_FROM_STATIC_LIBS)" 
which I would really love to get in for 4.10.4 (tomorrow) + a related patch to 
kdebindings. So please give that patch another review today!


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