[Development] Binary incompatible changes to Qt 4.8

Rohan McGovern rohan.mcgovern at nokia.com
Tue May 29 09:38:50 CEST 2012

Turunen Tuukka said:
> >> 
> >> If feasible, I would like to see both Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 8 (to
> >>the
> >> extent it is know at that time) working in the 4.8.3 release, as well as
> >> Ubuntu 12.04.
> >> 
> >> In addition to making the obvious fixes it would be important to do
> >> regular CI on these platforms as well, if possible. Do you think it is
> >> feasible? 
> >> 
> >
> >Are you asking for those three platforms to be added to the Qt Project
> >CI?
> >
> Or more asking if it is possible, which you answered to ;)
> Unless a configuration is not in the CI system, I do not see it possible
> to say it is a reference / Tier 1 configuration. It can be made to work,
> but is prone to errors.
> As 4.8 will be a long lived platform, it would be good to add these new
> operating systems to the CI and testing system. In case of a 'normal patch
> release' this naturally would not be so important.
> Do you think these can be added after 4.8.3 (which is planned to be
> released in August, depending a bit on the 5.0.0 schedule)?

Right now, Ubuntu 12.04 is the only one to which I can give a confident
"yes".  For OSX 10.8 and Windows 8, we need more data.  I'm trying to
get a better answer for those, stay tuned.

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