[Development] Deprecating & removing the old atomics

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Dec 3 08:48:12 CET 2013

On terça-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2013 07:42:27, Knoll Lars wrote:
> I think people simply forgot about it. The message went out just before
> christmas last year, when everybody was just happy to have gotten 5.0 out.
> So let’s give people another few weeks to fix atomics for 5.3.

They can have a few months, in fact. That is, they have until 5.3-rc1 
branching, but I'd much rather the implementations landed before the 5.3 
feature freeze.

What I need now is the announcement, so no one is caught unprepared six months 
from now.

> The change log entry for 5.2 is IMO the wrong message if we want to keep
> some of the platforms alive after all. In addition, none of the platforms
> you mark as being deprecated where supported with Qt 5 in the first place.
> So I’d be happier if we reworded this, saying that the old basicatomics
> are deprecated and support for them will get removed in 5.3.


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