[Development] Future of Qt Quick 1 in Qt 5
Albert Astals Cid
albert.astals at canonical.com
Fri May 8 15:58:00 CEST 2015
On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Frederik Gladhorn
<frederik.gladhorn at theqtcompany.com> wrote:
> On Friday, May 08, 2015 02:44:53 PM André Somers wrote:
>> Frederik Gladhorn schreef op 8-5-2015 om 14:39:
>> > Hi,
>> > I think the dust has settled quite a bit and the declarative module is
>> > becoming better by the day. We have seen it evolve and the new Java Script
>> > engine is running smoothly (and actively worked on, sadly it will have one
>> > known crasher in the 5.5 beta release which has been fixed in the mean
>> > time, so it should be good for everyone with the 5.5 RC).
>> > One question is if there is any reason to maintain Qt Quick 1 in the
>> > future. It adds burden on maintenance, needs to be patched regularly to
>> > move with changes in qtbase etc.
>> > Since KDE moved over the Plasma desktop to Qt Quick 2 (on which I'm
>> > writing
>> > this email), I feel confident that the time has come to move everyone
>> > over.
>> > For the no opengl acceleration use case, we provide the Qt Quick 2D
>> > Renderer as backend.
>> > (https://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/01/22/introducing-the-qt-quick-2d-renderer/
>> > )
>> > In short, is there any reason not to remove Qt Quick 1 from Qt 5.6?
>> Yes, there are reasons. Qt Quick 1 is the entrancepoint to moving your
>> Qt 4 Application to Qt 5.
> Absolutely. But you can migrate to Qt 5.5 which has Qt Quick 1 support and
> later to 5.6 and onwards.
Not if you're using the Qt that comes with your Linux distribution
(not sure how common that is, i know i am).
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