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authorTor Arne Vestbø <>2013-12-02 12:44:14 +0100
committerThe Qt Project <>2013-12-03 11:41:35 +0100
commit6c6fde809a5f380b2a1bab99e45c4c085fbcfb9d (patch)
tree9cbf0382d5d19068fc13fddc9879206a8b2b917d /mkspecs
parentedd51e44869c9774071355f32830ea510eafde04 (diff)
iOS: Use DWARF instead of DWARF with dSYM for debug builds
Generating the dSYM file takes a long time due to our relatively large static libraries, and is not really useful for a debug build where you are likely to have the object files and Qt libraries available on your host system for debugging anyways. Change-Id: Ie7549975f271de8c56ca04bd28b29e6ed65f16cb Reviewed-by: Simon Hausmann <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mkspecs')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mkspecs/macx-ios-clang/features/default_post.prf b/mkspecs/macx-ios-clang/features/default_post.prf
index 262a8f1889..c5ac57f949 100644
--- a/mkspecs/macx-ios-clang/features/default_post.prf
+++ b/mkspecs/macx-ios-clang/features/default_post.prf
@@ -183,6 +183,22 @@ macx-xcode {
launch_images.files = $$copy_image.output
QMAKE_BUNDLE_DATA += launch_images
+ # Make the default debug information format for debug builds
+ # DWARF instead of DWARF with dSYM. This cuts down build times
+ # for application debug builds significantly, as Xcode doesn't
+ # have to pull out all the DWARF info from our static libraries
+ # and put it into a dSYM file. We don't need that dSYM file in
+ # the first place, since the information is available in the
+ # object files inside the archives (static libraries). The only
+ # unfortunate side effect of this is that the user won't be
+ # able to break on specific lines of main(). This is due to
+ # using ld to rename the main-function, and will go away once
+ # we implement a separate tool to do the symbol renaming.
+ debug_information_format.value = dwarf
+ = debug
+ QMAKE_MAC_XCODE_SETTINGS += debug_information_format
macx-xcode {