[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Andreas Holzammer andreas.holzammer at kdab.com
Thu Feb 5 21:28:33 CET 2015

Am 05.02.2015 um 17:13 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> On Thursday 05 February 2015 09:55:33 Andreas Holzammer wrote:
>> Am 04.02.2015 um 16:51 schrieb Cristian Adam:
>>> On 04.02.2015 10:23, Knoll Lars wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> QNX 6.5.0 has GCC 4.4.2. I don't know how important QNX 6.5.0 is
>>> for Qt Project.
>> I think we cannot really drop QNX 6.5.0 support. Many companies are
>> still using it even for new products. Embedded companies are not that
>> fast yet and most secure products cannot use newer technologies, same
>> applies for medical products. So if we want to support a big portion
>> of the embedded market we cannot drop either MSVC 2008 and gcc 4.4
>> support.
> No chance of people installing a new compiler against the same old sysroot?

Actually there are new compilers for QNX 6.5.0 found here:

The problem I had once is that I did not get a toolchain together which
worked for profiling Qt or C++ applications, but yes might be not very

I would need to test if new gcc, binutils, new kernel and gdb will be a
valid option to go forward for QNX 6.5.0

Thank you


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