[Development] qtphonon's status.

Stephen Kelly stephen.kelly at kdab.com
Fri May 18 12:02:03 CEST 2012

On Friday, May 18, 2012 08:41:13 marius.storm-olsen at nokia.com wrote:
> >Until the Phonon maintainers speak up and let us know what their plans
> >for Qt
> >5 are, we should consider our qtphonon.git module a disservice to
> >everyone. If
> >none of them speak up, I recommend removing the module from the build
> >process.
> We did promise a minimal migration path from Qt 4 to Qt 5, and removing
> the phonon module from qt5.git, with no easy way of compiling up the
> current upstream phonon with Qt 5 goes against this promise. 

It hasn't received any attention so far though, has it? Maybe phonon can be 
part of that promise in Qt 5.1.

> That's why I
> think we should keep it, until upstream has given a clear message of how
> to proceed for Qt 5 users of phonon. (1. What their direction is, 2.
> Migration path for Qt 4 users, 3. Build instructions for Qt 5 users on all
> T1 platforms, etc)

The only problematic part in your list is (1). In the absence of any other 
plans, I'm sure we'll just end up with a simple port to Qt 5 with no API 

> Until then, at least Qt users can use phonon as is, just like they do in
> Qt 4.

I don't think having two phonons (the old and obsolete copy in Qt and the 
upstream) is a good idea.


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