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Re: hplip qt
Re: hplip qt
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:53:25 +0200
mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1
Nils Gillmann wrote:
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> added in
support for Qt to Hplip. What feels like a lifetime ago, my
patch with the same
intention was reviewed and to be worked in a separation of Qt
and hplip, which
I found reasonable at that time but drowned in all the branches
I had back then.
Where was this?
I still find Qt as a dependency for hplip unreasonable.
One possible problem is that our PyQt doesn't benefit from the
modularity (FWIW) of our Qt packages. I doubt HP's widgets need
qtmultimedia, qtwebchannel, or qtlocation, but there they are
anyway, probably wasting a few hundred MiB in total.
Can we split the package up as we did for Octave?
If you can separate the GUI tools from the driver without breaking
anything — including user expectations — go for it! Any idea how
other distributions handle this?
I agree that a separate UI output (ideally) or package would be
nicer than the monolith we have now, but I don't find an unusable
UI to be in any way more ‘reasonable’ than adding the right
dependency to fix it.
- hplip qt, Nils Gillmann, 2018/06/21
- Re: hplip qt,
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <=