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Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 02:40:37PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 24.11.18 11:26, Andy Simpkins wrote:
> >> So, again: which of the two flavors is the one that benefits more of our user
> >> base?
> > 
> > BOTH are possible so why dictate only one?
> > 
> > I would like to see OpenGLES available on all architectures
> > 
> > I would like to see OpenGL available on all architectures
> > 
> > I think that there is a relatively painless method to achieve this
> > 
> > I believe this would also meet your needs
> so why not keep GL as it is now, and build the GLES packages from a single
> source tarball?  This way you minimize your uploads while having both
> implementations in the archive?  Maybe later on, you could even do the same for
> the 32bit ARM architectures if these are still release architectures by that time.

Putting all KDE packages plus all other Qt-using packages into one 
monster source tarball for building them a second time sounds like
a nightmare impossible to maintain.

Like how would security updates of gst-plugins-good1.0 in stable work
when a second copy of it is in the monster tarball due to gstreamer1.0-qt5?

libqt5gui5 has > 1k rdeps, the sanest way forward for providing two 
different ABI versions of libqt5gui5 at the same time would be two
architectures for arm64.

And that is not a realistic option.

> Matthias



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