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Re: Qt Changes ahead - Info for package maintainers + developers



Ralf Nolden <nolden@kde.org> writes:

[...]
> Ok, long time ago someone (probably Ivan) packaged Qt that it follows these 
> rules:
>
> $QTDIR=/usr/share/qt
>
> Qt includes -> /usr/include/qt
> Qt libraries -> /usr/lib
>
> Now that Martin already moved the QTDIR to /usr/share/qt3 for his Qt3 package, 
> and the problems to combine all 4 Qt versions (Qt3, Qt2, Qt3-embedded, 
> Qt2-embedded) so that they work for developers in whichever way they want to 
> use the and the recompile orgy and importing of Qt3/KDE3 apps into sid, I 
> think this is the one time chance to finally fix those issues once and for 
> all. Therefore, we intend to change the include path to the Qt 3 header files 
> from /usr/include/qt to /usr/include/qt3.
>
> This is the best thing to do and the next step would be to rework on Qt 2 with 
> Ivan to make it match the requirements for parallel installation for 
> developers with the minimum of pain and no file conflicts.
[...]

So you actually intend to make the Qt2/3/etc. development packages
coexist?  Normally, different major versions of -dev packages conflict
with each other, particularly because the .so and .a files share the
same name.  How do you plan to work around this?

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