[mythtv] Building mythbackend without Qt
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 27 22:30:23 EDT 2004
Nigel Pearson wrote:
>> Qt does a _lot_ more than draw things on the screen.
> So I learnt. I am trying to build now with Qt/Embedded.
> What I would really like is a version of Qt that has none
> of the drawing stuff at all. (maybe just output to STDERR
> if any of the drawing methods/functions are called).
>>> Short of re-engineering all the storage class usage,
>>> I am definately stuck with Qt, right?
>> Yes. Is there some reason you are trying to avoid
>> installing the X and Qt development libraries?
> Disk space, compilation time.
> I was starting with an empty Gentoo system.
> When you do an emerge mythtv, the list of 100s of packages
> (OK - slight exaggeration there) required just seems to be
> such a waste, especially when I will not be using the
> Xserver or any of its programs or fonts on this machine.
> I just want a command-line server as the backend.
> The frontend has the burden of all this extra stuff.
Qt 4.0 will be released sometime this year. Trolltech has indicated
that Qt 4.0 will feature a separation between the GUI and non-GUI parts
of the toolkit so that non-GUI applications can be built and/or linked
without the burden of the GUI parts.
Until then, however, you're stuck with the whole enchilada :-)
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