Friday, 18 March 2016

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

I know that appmenu-qt technically depends on qt4 being installed, but
if it will only be used by a qt4 app, and such an app would itself
depend on the qt4 packages, would there be any harm in making appmenu-qt
just *not* depend on qt4 packages itself?

Michael Hall

On 03/18/2016 01:21 PM, 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...
> Cheers,
> Sebastien Bacher

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