Friday, 18 March 2016

Re: Only one qt version on the Ubuntu Desktop iso?


On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 06:21:04PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hey there,
> The only reason the Xenial Ubuntu Desktop iso currently has qt4 still
> included is because the "integration components for softwares using that
> toolkit" are Recommends (appmenu-qt, sni-qt, fcitx-frontend-qt4).
> The default installation has no actual use for those but removing them
> would mean that an Unity user installing some qt4 software wouldn't get
> integrated menus/indicators/input method.
> We could make qt4 recommends them, but then they would be pulled in on
> other desktops environment where they are not needed ... how would other
> flavors feel about that?
> If that's not an option does somebody have a better suggestion/idea how
> we could get those installed for Unity users when required?
> Unsure if that's still something we might still want to do this cycle,
> I'm at least mentioning it in case somebody feels like working on those
> changes...

sni-qt can definitely be a Recommends of libqtgui4, it is useful on other
desktops too (i.e. Plasma or Xubuntu).

fcitx-frontend-qt4: I don't think it has anything Unity-specific, and
also most of the users don't need it, so can be a suggestion of libqtgui4.

So we are down to appmenu-qt. It's tiny (the only non-Qt dependency is
libdbusmenu-qt4) so probably it can be a recommendation of libqtgui4 too.

Dmitry Shachnev