[Development] Where and how does Qt define which platforms are supported?

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Wed Oct 30 10:47:49 CET 2013

On 30.10.2013 9.33, "Knoll Lars" <Lars.Knoll at digia.com> wrote:

>On 25.10.13 09:57, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
>>On sexta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2013 07:49:47, Koehne Kai wrote:
>>> I think we should have only:
>>> + Reference Platforms
>>> + Supported Platforms
>>> + Platforms Reportedly Working
>>Makes sense to me.
>Yes, that sounds actually good. It¹s certainly clearer and easier to
>understand then the tiers we currently have.

This type of three tier approach is good for me as well, perhaps finding
another term than 'Supported' for the mid tier. The current system of 3 +
1 tiers is a bit too complex and partially misleading especially between
Reference and Tier 1.

Thiago, Lars and all others interested to join, should we sit down next
week during the DevDays and develop this further? For example Wednesday?

For reference, the commercial side has three categories defining how
support team provides responds and how the platforms are expected to work:

-> Primary (ones actively verified and known to work, including Qt Project
Reference and Tier 1 platfroms according to the current definitions and
some more)
-> Secondary (ones known to work and tested, typically the Tier 2 of Qt
Project platforms and some more)
-> Platforms not covered by standard support (i.e. supported only in case
the customer has special agreement, including ancient Qt versions and
exotic configurations)

The term 'supported' is a bit loaded, so it would be good to have the Qt
Project Tiers named with descriptive names that use other words.



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