[osg-users] Linux packaging: Qt 4 vs 5

Stuart Mentzer Stuart_Mentzer at objexx.com
Fri Jul 15 12:56:25 PDT 2016

> On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:15 AM, Alberto Luaces <aluaces at udc.es> wrote:
>>> I am able to run our OSG applications with Qt 5 on Windows and I'd
>>> like to try it on Linux to see if we can transition off Qt 4. Would it
>>> make sense to request OpenSceneGraph-qt5 packages be added by the main
>>> distros? (I am assuming those are the only OSG packages with Qt
>>> dependencies.) If so, how best to do that?
>> Personally I think that it would make sense.  You would usually file a
>> bug report against the OSG package.  For example, Debian has a
>> "wish-list" category for that kind of petitions.  You could also address
>> the maintainer personally.
> The Fedora procedure would be to file a bug at https://bugzilla.redhat.com.
> You can try to email OpenSceneGraph-owner at fedoraproject.org afterwards.
Done for Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1357109

 From https://packages.debian.org/experimental/openscenegraph-3.4 and https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/openscenegraph/ it looks like 3.4.0 is built against Qt5 in Debian and Arch, excluding building applications with Qt4, which isn't desirable either. Having distinct osgQt 4 and 5 packages as Robert describes seems like the best way to encourage packagers to provide them both (even if most of the differences are in the examples).
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