Report of packaging issues with mega release - Qt5/6 translation conflicts

Fabian Vogt fabian at
Sat Jan 20 16:39:15 GMT 2024


Am Freitag, 8. Dezember 2023, 12:56:09 CET schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
> On Fri, 8 Dec 2023 at 10:53, Antonio Rojas <arojas at> wrote:
> > > - phonon: Qt5/6 versions collide (translations)
> > >
> > > For Phonon and similar cases the translations are shared, why not just
> > package the translations with one of them which you know to be installed?

Is this actually valid? I don't expect that Qt 5 will always be able to read QM
files produced for Qt 6. The other way around is probably not guaranteed

IMO the translations need to contain the Qt version in their path name, either
filename or somewhere in the installation path.

This is also an issue for e.g. kimageannotator:


> > > Jonathan
> >
> > Because none of them is guaranteed to be installed. Only the one that is
> > pulled as a dependency of something will
> >
> Can you put them in a common package that both libraries depend on?
> Having two translations for the same repo with the same strings would
> likely cause more effort for translators.
> Jonathan

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