[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Dr. Nico Wallmeier nw at topsystem.de
Thu Feb 5 09:29:02 CET 2015


please keep in mind that in the enterprise environment Windows CE /
Windows Embedded Compact is still an important platform!

Kind regards,
	Nico Wallmeier

> +1 for dropping VS2008. For those with thin wallets it's easier to
> upgrade nowadays anyway to the VS2013 Community Edition.
> /Rgrds Henry
> On 2015-02-05 08:31, Bo Thorsen wrote:
>> Den 04-02-2015 kl. 15:56 skrev Olivier Goffart:
>>> On Wednesday 04 February 2015 09:23:12 Knoll Lars wrote:
>>>> On 04/02/15 10:20, "Olivier Goffart" <olivier at woboq.com> wrote:
>>>>> Also, is it not time to decide which platform are we going to stop
>>>>> supporting in Qt 5.6?
>>>>> For example, if we were to decide to start using some of the C++11, we
>>>>> should drop MSVC 2008 which would allow us to already use things like auto
>>>>> and decltype.
>>>>> 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.
>>> The question then is how relevant will Windows Embedded 7 be in 2016 when Qt
>>> 5.6 will be there. And if it is worth to limit ourselves because of it.
>> Sounds to me like 5.5 will be a release that will be around for a while
>> then. This could be the one where those who need webkit, VS 2008 og Qt
>> Quick 1 would use. So declaring support for this will continue for a
>> while could make it easier to remove those parts.
>> If this could be the case, it could even be considered to go even
>> further and get rid of more stuff. VS 2010 would be one possibility. I'm
>> writing this with VS 2010 open for the project I'm currently on, so I
>> know it's still in use :) But getting rid of this opens for a lot more
>> C++11 features.
>> What I'm suggesting here is sort of a mini major release. It doesn't
>> feel like a 6.0 is necessary yet, but as the 5 line is mayby around half
>> through it's life, it might not be a bad idea to make a longer term release.
>> Bo.
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