[Development] 5.7 feature freeze

Bogdan Vatra bogdan.vatra at kdab.com
Wed Mar 2 11:21:51 CET 2016

On Friday 26 February 2016 19:07:53 Nurmi J-P wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> > On 27. jan. 2016, at 09.30, Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > If anybody else has a feature he believes absolutely has to make it to
> > 5.7, get it done until Monday or talk to me :)
> I would like to ask for an exception for text selection handles. It's a
> crucial feature to make the new editor controls usable on mobile and
> embedded. There's a task for qtquickcontrols2
> (https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-51010), but the groundwork needs to
> be done in qtbase and qtdeclarative.
> I'm aware of the following WIP patches:
> - qtbase: Add support for ImhAnchorRectangle:
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/142132/ - qtbase: Android selection
> handles: https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/142466/ - qtdeclarative:
> WIP: Add support for input method selection handles:
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/142133/
> I would imagine that we may need some new API in such areas as QInputMethod,
> Qt::InputMethodHint, and QStyleHints. Would it be acceptable to finish off
> this work in the 5.7 branch?

I agree that we need to do something on this matter. 
But ... :) Are you sure this is the right approach? Isn't better (or easier) 
to handle it in Qt side and don't rely on platform? What will you do on 
embedded devices where you don't have any platform support for such things.


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