[Development] NSURLConnection backend in 5.6.2
Jake.Petroules at qt.io
Wed Sep 14 16:10:40 CEST 2016
> On Sep 14, 2016, at 12:46 AM, Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at qt.io> wrote:
> That’s the policy we have had all the time. No feature removal or additions, no API changes in patch level releases.
> If a feature is really unused, or causes larger issues one can of course discuss exceptions, but it should be a conscious decision involving the relevant maintainers.
But we didn't remove a "feature", only a particular implementation detail of an existing feature, which should have no practical effect. I don't think that a rare combination of configure options now resulting in different behavior should really count as a feature change. The feature itself is "SSL support", which is unchanged.
Otherwise, any change to implementation details to fix bugs could theoretically be considered a feature removal or addition...
> On 14/09/16 09:36, "Development on behalf of Morten Sorvig" <development-bounces+lars.knoll=qt.io at qt-project.org on behalf of Morten.Sorvig at qt.io> wrote:
>> Should we have a “no feature removal for cleanup reasons in patch
>> releases” policy? That’s easy to understand for everyone and we
>> don’t have to make the "is it obscure enough” judgement.
>> (The build failure could have been easily fixed so I don’t see
>> it as a relevant reason.)
>>> On 13 Sep 2016, at 20:33, Jake Petroules <jake.petroules at qt.io> wrote:
>>> Because the APIs are deprecated by Apple so they would have had to be removed/changed soon anyways, especially when an alternative (which is the default now) is already available. Also it caused build failure on tvOS/watchOS.
>>>> On Sep 13, 2016, at 11:25 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
>>>> The changelog contains this entry:
>>>> - [QTBUG-45031] The NSURLConnection backend of QNetworkAccessManager has
>>>> been removed, since SecureTransport is the default SSL backend on iOS
>>>> and is enabled by default. This means that building with -no-openssl
>>>> -no-securetransport will no longer provide SSL capabilities on iOS.
>>>> WTH? Why are we removing options in a patch release? What happened?
>>>> Is the backend so severely broken that it needed to be removed?
>>>> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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