[Development] Is overriding an existing virtual method 'BC' in Qt 4?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Oct 10 19:46:52 CEST 2012

On quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012 19.13.33, Marc Mutz wrote:
> In short: https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-13230 is a WontFix 
> for Qt 4.


> > > Now, what's the forward-compatibility policy on the 4.8 branch?
> > 
> > Any program compiled with Qt 4.8.x will run with Qt 4.8.y, whatever x and
> > y
> > are (modulo bugs, of course).
> IOW: no exceptions due to 4.8 being the last of the Qt 4 versions? There're 
> fairly good reasons for breaking forward-compatibility here:
>    https://codereview.qt-project.org/33266
> though they might also be interpreted as good reasons to have a 4.9 release

Exceptions given on a case-by-case basis.

The above is much more than adding a symbol as an artifact of a change. It's 
whole new API and features. It should not go into 4.8.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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