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authorKai Koehne <>2012-10-29 12:59:09 +0100
committerThe Qt Project <>2012-11-07 16:55:50 +0100
commit21bd66e1ea06e466754ab06ee2c5f8b737bb4bd7 (patch)
tree2680ca806c003ca2b37d3f6c8b5431f51a3695fe /src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README
parentf4121624e9067078249f0fad171c1f8c98271877 (diff)
Add configure option to minimize xcb runtime dependencies
Some of the xcb- libraries we depend upon are not (yet) common across distributions. This is problematic for binaries that should be working on different distributions. The patch mitigates this by: Adding the files from libxcb-proto (version 0.1.6), compiled with libxcb-1.5 xcb-util (version 0.3.9) xcb-util-image (version 0.3.9) xcb-util-keysyms (version 0.3.9) xcb-util-renderutil (version 0.3.8) xcb-util-wm (version 0.3.9) from to src/3rdparty/xcb. Adding a configure option '-qt-xcb' to use the sources instead of linking to the respective runtime libraries. Task-number: QTBUG-27803 Change-Id: I6ea87daa382871b2b9072a601511523fa0b9f44b Reviewed-by: Samuel Rødal <>
Diffstat (limited to 'src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README b/src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README
index 59d9ffe39b..2f666bebfd 100644
--- a/src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README
+++ b/src/plugins/platforms/xcb/README
@@ -1,5 +1,7 @@
Requires libxcb >= 1.5.
Required packages:
libxcb1 libxcb1-dev libx11-xcb1 libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-keysyms1-dev libxcb-image0 libxcb-image0-dev libxcb-shm0 libxcb-shm0-dev libxcb-icccm1 libxcb-icccm1-dev libxcb-sync0 libxcb-sync0-dev libxcb-render-util0 libxcb-render-util0-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxrender-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-randr0-dev libxcb-glx0-dev
@@ -13,3 +15,9 @@ libxcb1 libxcb1-dev libx11-xcb1 libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-keysyms1-d
On Fedora, the following packages are required:
libxcb libxcb-devel libXrender libXrender-devel xcb-util-wm xcb-util-wm-devel xcb-util xcb-util-devel xcb-util-image xcb-util-image-devel xcb-util-keysyms xcb-util-keysyms-devel
+The '-qt-xcb' configure option can be used to get rid of most xcb- dependencies. Only libxcb will
+still be linked dynamically, since it will be most likely be pulled in via other dependencies anyway.
+This should allow for binaries that are portable across most modern Linux distributions.