[Development] Who is in charge of qt-project.org?

Richard Weickelt richard at weickelt.de
Fri Nov 2 18:03:07 CET 2018

> It seems to differ quite a bit in scale. That blog post has 7 comments. 
> Compare it to nearly 150 on "Deprecation of Qbs" in 3 days and countless 
> emails here on the mailing list. I seem to wonder if the whole issue
> could be avoided if it was approached a bit more diplomatically from the
> Qt Company's side. After all there is a point of you advertising the Qbs
> as the future before. The Qt Project has large community and maybe if you
> tried to hand it over to someone else in it things would not accrue
> nearly as much controversy. For example publically looking for a new
> maintainer with the goal to have it purely community driven in a year
> (and announce it as such). Rather than dropping the bomb-like title such
> as "Deprecation of Qbs".
> It is a differnet situation to deprecating of an old technology (like Qt 
> Quick Controls 1), isn't it? You are not doing it with Qbs on technical 
> grounds but rather on business grounds so giving it the same treatment
> is just wrong in my opinion. Since your plan is to invest in it for a
> year anyway it would be better to spend that time (and money) on actively
> working to hand it over to someone. There have been people (and
> companies) in this very mailing list (and Qbs one) that said they would
> take it over. Announcing it to the world and waiting for the community to
> magically appear and contribute did not work during Qbs' life under the
> Qt Company (although after you invested in the docs its usage started to
> spike this year) so please do not make the same mistake again and give it
> a chance for real this time by _actively_ trying to hand it to someone
> else.

Thanks, Michael. This eMail contains pretty much what I have been thinking
during the last days as well. Well written.

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