[SailfishDevel] SailfishOS as an OS/platform in Qt

Alejandro Exojo suy at badopi.org
Sun Dec 7 09:33:56 UTC 2014

El Saturday 06 December 2014, Luciano Montanaro escribió:
> Actually, no, you want to detect features at runtime, not at build time.

That's the opposite of what most people are trying to do.

If the overhead is negligible, you may not care much of shipping all the 
assets in one binary package, of which the user will only see a part, but 
other applications might prefer to save some space if they contain many 

However, the main thing that motivated me to dig into the issue and send the 
mail was libsailfishapp. That library is, AFAIK, only relevant on Sailfish, 
and also requires one to add special code in main(). That can't be done at 
runtime (well, you could do it I think, but you really don't want to, given 
that you already have to set a special binary name, for example, and it 
complicates things for no reason).

Other features like screen size, language, etc. Of course you want to do it at 
runtime. But note that the default +android, +blackberry directories that 
QFileSelector knows about should work out of the box with plain Qt. See for 


This can still be added to the QQmlFileSelector of the engine through 
libsailfishapp, so I think I'll send a pull request anyways.

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