[Development] Let's please drop MSVC 2013 for 5.10

NIkolai Marchenko enmarantispam at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 20:03:09 CEST 2017

> way too many people are using that compiler.

And will still be using it one year from now.
If ppl are still stuck on 2013 now that vastly superior 2015 is out for
quite some time and for free to boot it's entirely unlikely anything will
change within a year.
More than likely they will stick with Qt5.9 for as long as LTS period will
allow them.

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:50 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>

> On Friday, 23 June 2017 09:17:55 PDT Marc Mutz wrote:
> > The above argument makes no sense to me. What value does quoting
> > download numbers for 5.9, an LTS, have, to argue about dropping the
> > compiler from 5.10. Ever since we provide LTSs (yes, once), we drop
> > compilers in the version _after_ the LTS, which is kind of the natural
> > point to drop stuff.
> The point is that in June 2017, 30% of the Windows downloads were for MSVC
> 2013. it doesn't matter that this is an LTS release or not: way too many
> people are using that compiler. We need to "wean" them off 2013, so I'm
> starting a note in the 5.9.1 changelog that it will be gone in 5.11 (one
> year
> advance notice):
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/198430
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> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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