Package Details: zoom-system-qt 5.0.413237.0524-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/zoom-system-qt.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: zoom-system-qt
Description: Video Conferencing and Web Conferencing Service - system Qt libraries
Upstream URL: https://zoom.us/
Keywords: call conference meeting video
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: zoom
Submitter: netcrusher
Maintainer: netcrusher
Last Packager: netcrusher
Votes: 5
Popularity: 3.05
First Submitted: 2020-05-03 20:50
Last Updated: 2020-05-28 14:04

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netcrusher commented on 2020-05-19 15:14

@brmbr: Regarding update delay, the only reason zoom-system-qt updates sometimes arrive later than zoom updates is my free time (or rather the lack of it :) ). It is really only about changing the pkgver. Maybe I can find a co-maintainer to help with updating.

netcrusher commented on 2020-05-19 15:14

@huyizheng: Interesting - the webcam does not work for me as well. I am not quite sure why that is, a brief investigation did not uncover any obvious error messages.

netcrusher commented on 2020-05-19 15:13

@LazyGeniusMan: Zoom provides a pre-built Arch Linux package (not on the AUR) that contains a bundled (outdated) version of Qt, currently Qt 5.9.6 (the current Arch Qt version is 5.14.2). The other Zoom package on the AUR, zoom, only extracts the contents and re-packages them. This package on the other hand actively removes the bundled Qt libraries, which means that the normal, Arch Qt libraries will be used that's why this package is called zoom-system-qt). That has some up- and some downsides.

Reasons to choose zoom-system-qt instead of zoom:

  • The bundled Qt libraries in zoom do not include the Qt Wayland support libraries. This means that using the Qt Wayland backend (QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland-egl) is not supported in the zoom package, it has to run on Xwayland. zoom-system-qt on the other hand fully supports running Zoom on Wayland as long as you have the qt5-wayland package installed.
  • Bundling Qt means wasting disk space since the Qt libraries are duplicated. This in turn means that the zoom-system-qt package is smaller than the zoom package.
  • Bundling Qt means you do not benefit from more recent Qt improvements and bug fixes.

Reasons to choose zoom instead of zoom-system-qt:

  • Removing the bundled Qt libraries is definitely not supported by Zoom. You can try to report incompatibilities with newer Qt versions upstream, however you can't expect Zoom to help you in any way.
  • Adding to the previous point, it seems that Zoom (from zoom-system-qt) can't correctly open the webcam on some systems.

The dependencies are different because zoom-system-qt obviously depends on the system Qt installation, while zoom does not require on Qt, rather the bundled Qt libraries depend on some packages required by the X11 backend.

I hope that cleared up any confusion.

brmbr commented on 2020-05-19 12:35


> It seems that this package cannot use webcam.

Webcam works flawlessly here.


> Hi, what's the difference between this and zoom ? Could you explain it ?. It's seems this package use same source as zoom but with difference dependencies, in what condition should I use this package instead of the other one ?

Good question. The other is updated more often as I noticed.

LazyGeniusMan commented on 2020-05-19 06:36

Hi, what's the difference between this and zoom ? Could you explain it ?. It's seems this package use same source as zoom but with difference dependencies, in what condition should I use this package instead of the other one ?

huyizheng commented on 2020-05-19 02:00

It seems that this package cannot use webcam.

netcrusher commented on 2020-05-07 20:59

@flipflop97: Thanks, done

flipflop97 commented on 2020-05-05 16:03

Hi, can you add patchelf as a make dependency?