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0015548ScribusBuild Systempublic2020-09-01 19:47
Reporterale Assigned Tocbradney  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version1.5.5.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0015548: Make it explicit that cannot be used to compile scribus
Descriptioni got the feedback that the `` file currently does not work.

is it a supported way for compiling scribus?

in the forums a user reported multiple errors and finally gave up.

if it's not supported / tested, i would like to suggest the file to be removed from the repository.

currently, the cmake worfklow works well with qt creator...
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2019-01-23 11:25

administrator   ~0045841

No, using the file to compile scribus is not supported in any way. It's sole use is for updating translation files. And as a consequence we won't remove it.


2019-01-23 13:48

manager   ~0045842

i wonder how it can be made clear that the qmake workflow does not work.

would it possible to move the file elsewhere?
or at least a big warning at the beginning of the .pro file?

it's very frustrating for new people to try the qmake way and fail.
and people used to Qt projects, when seeing a .pro file, will assume that the file also does work!


2019-01-23 15:46

administrator   ~0045845

Not sure here, maybe renaming it to would make it also more explicit for what it is used for.


2019-01-23 15:49

administrator   ~0045846

One of the reason it is currently called is that lupdate has two expectations by default:
1) that the pro file has same name as folder it is stored in
2) that there is a pro file at the top level of the source tree


2020-09-01 19:47

administrator   ~0048008

Resolving based on Jean's comments

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-01-23 08:18 ale New Issue
2019-01-23 11:25 jghali Note Added: 0045841
2019-01-23 13:48 ale Note Added: 0045842
2019-01-23 15:46 jghali Note Added: 0045845
2019-01-23 15:49 jghali Note Added: 0045846
2019-01-23 17:20 jghali Summary can be used to compile scribus? => Make it explicit that cannot be used to compile scribus
2020-09-01 19:47 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2020-09-01 19:47 cbradney Status new => resolved
2020-09-01 19:47 cbradney Resolution open => won't fix
2020-09-01 19:47 cbradney Note Added: 0048008