Uploaded image for project: 'Qt'
  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-50456

Improve deployment: "make deploy"

    XMLWordPrintable

    Details

    • Type: Task
    • Status: Reported
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Build tools: qmake
    • Labels:
      None

      Description

      Why?

      Today, deployment is handled by running a custom, platform-specific deployment tool after "make (install)" (if not handled by Qt Creator). There are reasons to unify this under the build system:

      • Give all build steps a common, less verbose user interface.
        Before:
        /path/to/qtbase/bin/qmake && make && /path/to/qtbasse/bin/macdeployqt Application.app -qmldir /path/to/app/qml/sources
        

        After:

        /path/to/qtbase/bin/qmake && make deploy
        
      • We want the build system to tell us exactly what the application QML files are.
        Today the deployqt tools runs qmlimportscanner in "directiory iteration mode": All qml files in the app source dir is scanned.

      Required Changes

      • Move deployqt tools to qtbase, as host tools together with moc, rcc. We can then depend on them being present after QtBase is built.
      • Introduce QML_SOURCES and use it everywhere, for all application QML files.

      Open Questions

      • deployqt options: macdeployqt etc has several platform specific options. "make" is not well suited for processing and forwarding command line options.

        Attachments

          Issue Links

          No reviews matched the request. Check your Options in the drop-down menu of this sections header.

            Activity

              People

              Assignee:
              sorvig Morten Sørvig
              Reporter:
              sorvig Morten Sørvig
              PM Owner:
              Veli-Pekka Heinonen Veli-Pekka Heinonen
              Votes:
              2 Vote for this issue
              Watchers:
              6 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                Created:
                Updated:

                  Gerrit Reviews

                  There are no open Gerrit changes