michaelld at macports.org
Tue Aug 31 05:40:27 PDT 2010
If you knowingly use / develop using Qt4, please reply to me your usage
preference, probably off list is best to keep traffic down:
1) I -require- Qt4 to be installed as a framework.
2) I -prefer- Qt4 to be installed as a framework.
3) I do not care at all how Qt4 is installed so long as it works.
4) I -prefer- Qt4 to be installed as separate libraries, headers, and
5) I -require- Qt4 to be installed as separate libraries, headers, and
Reason I'm asking is that I've come upon an issue that's easiest to
resolve by forcing Qt4 to be installed a just libraries; doing so also
helps resolve a few other anticipate future issues. So, I'm thinking of
setting Qt4 ports to install as no_framework only, with no option for
framework. That said, if anyone truly requires a framework install then
I'll reconsider and/or maybe we can work out some compromise.
To the best of my understanding, a framework is just a (1)
reorganization of libraries, headers, and related files; (2) renaming of
libraries to match the framework's name; and (3) extra soft links here
and there for the "current" framework version (so, allowing multiple
versions to be installed at the same time, within the same top-level
As Qt4 provides PKGCONFIG scripts (and will provide CMAKE scripts, in
the next set of updates) to determine CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and other
properties, I don't see this as being an issue at all. But, I wanted to
put the question out there to see what others say; I certainly don't
know everything :)
Thanks in advance for your feedback. - MLD
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