Sunday, 22 September 2013

Re: Moving Ubuntu SDK Plugin out of the QtCreator source package

There are reasons to place headers in /usr/src instead of usual location.

All headers in /usr/include can be treated as stable APIs, and probably
most developers expect that nobody will break /usr/include/foo.h in
future distribution versions and updates. However, QtCreator headers
contain many private APIs and many non-stable public APIs. As result,
public API and ABI changes in each major, minor and patch version.

Actually QtCreator doesn't provide any external API: it splits all IDE
subsystems to dynamically loadable modules in order to simplify
development and make strict dependencies between subsystems. 3rd-party
plugins are just 3rd-party modules binded to particular QtCreator
version and build.

22.09.2013 12:09, Dmitry Shachnev пишет:
> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Scott Kitterman <> wrote:
>> Although I didn't really explore the details, I understand that currently the
>> Ubuntu SDK QtCreator plugin has to have access to the QtCreator source to
>> build and that's why it is a patch in the qtcreator source package.
>> Currently that is our only diff with upstream and Debian. During this cycle,
>> could that be moved to it's own package?
> Looks like this is resolved now, but now we have a qtcreator-dev
> package shipping header files in /usr/src/ (sic!). It would be nice if
> a better location is chosen and the work is forwarded to Debian (or
> upstream).
> --
> Dmitry Shachnev

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