[Development] Qt Commercial 4.8.0 release delta to LGPL version
david.faure at kdab.com
Tue Dec 20 15:22:13 CET 2011
On Tuesday 20 December 2011 11:18:21 lars.knoll at nokia.com wrote:
> On 12/16/11 8:37 PM, "ext David Faure" <david.faure at kdab.com> wrote:
> >On Thursday 15 December 2011 11:21:41 Turunen Tuukka wrote:
> >> So now there is total of 108 improvements and bug fixes available in Qt
> >> Commercial 4.8.0 that are not part of the LGPL release.
> >While I understand the reasons, I want to state that this is going to
> >support a mess.
> >Both versions are called 4.8.0, but do not contain the same code.
> >So when someone says "With Qt-4.8.0 I have the following issue", it will
> >be clear which 4.8.0 this is about, we'll have to educate everyone to say
> >addition if this is 4.8.0-LGPL or 4.8.0-Commercial. Couldn't the version
> >number be different, when the code is different, instead? E.g. 4.8.0c.
> >doesn't fit into the numerical QT_VERSION, but at least qmake -query and
> >other location which shows a qt version number (packages, qt creator,
> >would show clearly 4.8.0c instead of 4.8.0.
> To some extent Linux distributions have always done that as well, and I
> still remember something called qt-copy in KDEŠ ;-)
I see no relation at all. qt-copy was for the convenience of kde developers,
definitely not for anyone else to build upon.
And, there was nobody selling support for it, either.
And, there was a #define to distinguish it from upstream qt, allowing ifdefs if
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