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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-32195

Automatic Deployment of Qt Quick 2 Applications

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      For a good user experience in Creator, deployment of complex applications should be a single click on the run button. To make that possible Creator has to be capable of automatically finding out all dependencies of a project.

      Also other tools such as macdeployqt or the windeployqt need to be able to accurately find all dependencies of a binary.

      For pure C++ applications the library dependencies are mostly sufficient.

      Qt Quick adds a additional type of dependency that is invisible to those deployment tools, imports of Qt Quick modules. There is currently no way to accurately figure out which imports a project uses.

      Thus, e.g. the Creator plugin for Android simply deploys all imports, so even the most simplistic hello world application ships qml files for graphical effects, qt quick controls, a folderlistmodel, QtTest and so on. If those imports have additional library dependencies, then those dependencies are simply ignored. See QTCREATORBUG-9664.

      macdeployqt does as far as I can tell from e.g. QTBUG-14342 ignore the problem and simply deploys no imports.

      There's a clear need for a cross platform approach to this problem, either a tool to automatically figure out the right imports to deploy. Or a cross platform way to specify those additional dependencies manually.

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            Assignee:
            srutledg Shawn Rutledge
            Reporter:
            dt Daniel Teske
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