[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Nov 25 02:44:35 CET 2014

Timo Jyrinki wrote:
> Debian plans to not have Qt 4 after Debian 8.0 [1]. But that means
> ~2017 indeed for stable release users, the removal itself happening
> during 2015-2016 in the development version. The main reason is that
> Qt 4 upstream support officially ends, and Debian needs to support
> Jessie's Qt4 for critical/security bug fixes at least until 2018, or
> even 2020 if the LTS effort continues.

So what? Red Hat will probably support Qt 4 in RHEL with security fixes for 
longer than that. At least I (as a community, non-Red-Hat, Fedora packager) 
am prepared to also do that work in Fedora. We still ship Qt 3 in Fedora 

        Kevin Kofler

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