[Qt] Serious problems with libqt4intf quality for Debian

Matthias Klumpp matthias at nlinux.org
Sat Nov 7 20:44:27 CET 2009

I try to get the libqt4intf into Debian, so that FPC-Qt4 applications can
be build for Debian repositories.
I got the following comment of Sune Vuorela, a maintainer of qt, kde,
including kde and qt bindings for various
(I removed some parts of his mail, which only affect my packageing)

Subject: Re: RFS: libqtintf4
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 11:59:10 +0000 (UTC)
From: Sune Vuorela <nospam at vuorela.dk>


How are the bindings done? By manually writing each wrapper class or by
some 'secret script' that helps?

It looks like the qreal handling is too fragile, but might be just
enough to make it work on debian, and it seems to assume
that all people using Qt on arm uses 'qtopia'. (qtopia doesn't exist

And wouldn't it make more sense to create different bindings for each qt
module? That's what the python, c#, ruby, php, lua, ... bindings are

The build system looks like it is a buildd killer. It basically builds
all files at once, instead of build all files and then link them

I'm not sure I like this way of creating qt bindings, I_think doing what
the kdebindigs people, by using the 'smoke' intermediate library is a
better way ahead.

I'm not interested in pascal, so I won't sponsor this. This is a first
list of comments from some Qt person ;)

 - maintainer of qt, kde, including kde and qt bindings for various
Could you please clarify those issues? Maybe use a ordinary Configure/CMake
system and maybe split the lib into several different modules?
Thanks for your comments and best regards
  Matthias Klumpp

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