[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Wed Feb 4 10:23:12 CET 2015

On 04/02/15 10:20, "Olivier Goffart" <olivier at woboq.com> wrote:

>On Tuesday 03 February 2015 07:33:46 Knoll Lars wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I’d like to mark a few modules as deprecated with 5.5, and most likely
>> remove them from the binary packages with 5.6. These modules are:
>> * Qt WebKit
>> * Qt Declarative (Qt Quick 1)
>> * Qt Script
>> All of these modules are by now a couple of years old, don’t receive
>> updates above the bare minimum and have a replacement that is actively
>> being developed in Qt 5.
>Also, is it not time to decide which platform are we going to stop
>in Qt 5.6?
>For example, if we were to decide to start using some of the C++11, we
>drop MSVC 2008 which would allow us to already use things like auto and
>We could also drop gcc 4.4 which would let us lambda function.

In principle I agree. The problem with 2008 is that this is currently the
only compiler supporting Windows Embedded 7, so we can’t easily get rid of
it. Dropping gcc 4.4 is afaik not a big problem.


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