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

James Turner zakalawe at mac.com
Sun Jul 17 15:38:43 PDT 2016

> On 15 Jul 2016, at 10:45, Robert Osfield <robert.osfield at gmail.com> wrote:
> Longer term I think the right solution is to spin out osgQt from the
> core OSG and maitain osgQt or two separate osgQt4 and osgQt5 projects
> and have this maintained by Qt experts in the OSG community rather
> than myself who only a small amount of experience with Qt.
> Potentially we could spin out osgQt for 3.6.  It's short notice, but
> removing things from the core OSG is low risk for the OSG itself, it
> just requires a bit of work from the community and myself to set up
> the osgQt/osgQt4/osgQt5 NodeKit so it can live long and prosper
> outside the core OSG.
> Would anyone like to get involved on the osgQt side?

I’ve been working on improving the Qt5 integration with OSG in a local fork; one of the reasons I’ve hesitated about submitting it here is that it would be entirely incompatible with the current Qt4-based code in osgQt.

I’m happy to ‘get involved’, but I don’t feel qualified to take ownership of the broken-out osgQt code, I’d want someone who knows OGS much more deeply, and who is more involved in the community here, to manage that.

Kind regards,

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