[webkit-qt] Qt5 WebKit packaging for Ubuntu/ARM

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at nokia.com
Sun Jun 10 23:58:20 PDT 2012

On Thursday, June 07, 2012 08:16:23 AM ext Zoltán Balogh wrote:
> Hi
> I am packaging the Qt5 modules for Ubuntu Precise/Quantal for both x86
> and ARM targets:
> https://launchpad.net/~canonical-qt5-edgers/+archive/qt5-daily
>   It is a fun exercise as week to week it requires some creativity as
> the code base evolves.


And you've found the right place to discuss issues, too :)
> Most of the modules build well and their packaging is rather straight
> forward.
> But the qtwebkit module (alias qt5-module) archives (ar cqs) 2184 object
> files to libWebCore.a That makes in most build environment/system even
> with a very short package name 120k size argument. It will be a huge
> (literally) problem. Is here anybody who I can work together to solve
> this problem? I am 1 inch away to provide the full set of Qt5 x86/armel
> packages for Ubuntu Precise and Quantal...

I think the solution here is to revive the *AllInOne.cpp files. That would cut 
the build time, solve the long argument build issue and also probably produced 
a faster binary for production builds.

> But even fixing this problem with a workaround the qtwebkit fails to
> link on arm target:  http://pastebin.com/5yXJTvfY
> I wonder if there is anybody who I can work together to prevent problems
> when we start packaging Qt5 for the distributions.
> cheers,
> Zoltan
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