[Qt] Serious problems with libqt4intf quality for Debian

Marcin Dębicki alterfenix at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 22:25:01 CET 2009

2009/11/7 Matthias Klumpp <matthias at nlinux.org>

> Hello!
> 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
> languages.
> (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
> anymore)
> 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
> doing.
I have to agree with this point that it might be good idea. Maybe not for
each module (rather group of modules) but still. For example why would I
need code for WebKit if I don't use it in my Qt application?

> 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
> together.
> 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 ;)
> /Sune
>  - maintainer of qt, kde, including kde and qt bindings for various
>   languages.
> --------
> 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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