[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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