Qt on PowerPC

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 1 03:44:39 UTC 2013

Ignore the above emails, it seems that v8 is no longer needed as of 5.2
I will look into packaging that

On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Forwarded to kubuntu since it affects them too
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 8:36 AM
> Subject: Qt on PowerPC
> To: Julien Lavergne <gilir at ubuntu.com>,
> "lubuntu-qa at lists.launchpad.net" <lubuntu-qa at lists.launchpad.net>,
> Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com>
> Currently most of Qt fails to build in ubuntu on powerpc. This is a
> huge bug for us since LXDE is rather dependant on Qt.
> The build issues can all be traced back to the javascript backend for
> Qt requiring google's v8 engine to work. The build log is at
> https://launchpadlibrarian.net/147271709/buildlog_ubuntu-saucy-powerpc.qtjsbackend-opensource-src_5.0.2-3_FAILEDTOBUILD.txt.gz
> . v8 is also used by chrome and chromium as a backend.
> The FTBFS list is at http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/
> One possible solution is using the un-official v8 port. The old
> version is at https://github.com/ic/v8-powerpc and the new version at
> https://github.com/andrewlow/v8ppc .
> To-Do list (in no particular order):
> 1. Investigate which packages don't actually need the js backend and
> try to force them to build
> 2. Get julien to comment on this because he knows more than i do
> 3. Test both of the v8 git versions, see if either work well enough
> for us to use.
> 4. package the v8 git version we choose to use and patch the other
> code to be able to use it.
> 5. Contact the developers of the git versions for their help.
> It would be great if we could have this working by 14.04
> Jackson

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