[Development] Proposal: Deprecating platforms in Qt 5.6 that don't support lambda

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Feb 22 05:47:41 CET 2015

Rafael Roquetto wrote:
> That would mean you would also deprecate QNX 6.5.0, 6.6.0 (which is a
> relatively new release), and BlackBerries. I personally would have loved
> to remove support for 6.5.0, since it is based on an old gcc version that
> can barely keep up with latest C++ developments (and keep giving me
> maintenance headaches from time to time). But strategically (read,
> comercially) speaking, this is still not possible - QNX 6.5.0 is still
> widely deployed. The move to 6.6.0 is happening at a slow pace - probably
> much slower than the time it will take us to reach Qt 5.7. One of the many
> reasons for that is that many of those systems running QNX are homologated
> and changing/upgrading involves lots of different process apart from the
> technical stuff.

Can't you target the older OS with a newer compiler? That approach is 
working just fine for RHEL (see the Red Hat Developer Toolset).

        Kevin Kofler

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