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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-68816

Use Vcpkg to provide third-party libs for Qt builds

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    • Type: User Story
    • Status: Withdrawn
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Duplicate
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      Investigate whether we can use vcpkg to provide libraries across platforms for use in Qt.

      Qt depends on some third-party libraries for functionality. For a lot of them, we offer the possibility to a) either link to an existing library in the system, or b) link in a copy of the library code from Qt sources if the system library is not available.

      Bundling his puts a lot of burden on Qt to maintain this code, and raises concerns about keeping the libraries up to date. Another option would be to rely on a cross-platform package manager to ship libraries for use of Qt.

      Vcpkg aims to be a cross-platform C++ library manager. Can we use it to install and update libraries for consumption in Qt ?

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              Assignee:
              manordheim Mårten Nordheim
              Reporter:
              kkohne Kai Köhne
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              Tino Pyssysalo Tino Pyssysalo
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              Volker Hilsheimer Volker Hilsheimer
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