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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-68815

configure: opt-in mode for bundled third-party modules

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    • Type: User Story
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.11.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Build System
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      Description

      Linux distributions and security aware users do want to avoid the use of Third-Party source code in Qt as much as possible. However, configure does in most cases use the third-party sources in src/3rdparty as an automatic fallback when a matching system library is not found:

      Qt comes with bundled copies of some 3rd party libraries. These are used
      by default if auto-detection of the respective system library fails.
      

      We should give users an option to inverse this logic: Make disabling the whole feature the default (if a system library is not found), but provide means to opt-in especially:

      # Disable all -qt-xxx features, except 
      configure -no-bundled-thirdparty -qt-harfbuzz
      

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            qtbuildsystem Qt Build System Team
            Reporter:
            kkohne Kai Köhne
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