[vlc-devel] upgrading to Qt 4.8

Rafaël Carré funman at videolan.org
Mon Feb 6 19:26:58 CET 2012

Le 2012-02-06 07:18, John Freed a écrit :
> Rafael (I think) asked me to document the changes needed to upgrade from Qt
> 4.7 to Qt 4.8. I recognize there is no desire or reason to move to 4.8 now,
> but Fedora 16 is already using it, and this will give you a preview of the
> upgrade path.
> Anyhow, I have a patch of patches if that would be desirable; otherwise I
> can post the separate patchfiles. (there are six of them, and there is also
> a deletion from the 4.7 patchfile list)
> Would it be appropriate to do that here? Post them somewhere else (maybe in
> trac)? Or should I send them privately somewhere?
> The following files are affected in contrib/src/qt4:
> mingw32.patch -- deleted (it's marked as a fixing a 4.7 bug and is indeed
> not needed in 4.8)
> chroot.patch -- version number upgrade only
> imageformats.patch -- version number upgrade only
> styles.patch -- version number upgrade only
> SHA512SUMS -- version number upgrade (and checksum of course)
> rules.mak -- two changes involving the version number, and a third change
> to remove mingw32.patch from the list

> cross.patch -- several fixes that involve the configure file, which was
> restructured by the Nokia folks

Looks like it the only not straightforward patch so please just send it
so when we decide to switch to 4.8.x it will be available.

Thanks for your work

> It's all pretty straightforward, fortunately.
> I will probably post a prebuilt version on my personal website and point to
> it from the (forthcoming) Fedora W32 Build wiki page.

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