[Development] Qt 5 types under consideration for deprecation / removal in Qt 6

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Jun 1 17:56:20 CEST 2019

On Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:46:34 PDT André Pönitz wrote:
> I am getting mildly irritated by those ongoing suggestions (not just
> yours) to use anything but Qt to get stuff done, even Qt's own tasks.
> It's sending an odd message.
> Sure, one can pull e.g. any "plain C++" replacement for QXmlStreamReader
> for rcc. With the usual non-Qt approaches this means either some other
> 3rd party dependency or some ad-hoc implementation providing the
> part of XML parsing rcc actually needs, or to switch over to another
> .qrc format.
> At the end of the day, all that would be doable, but *why*?

I'm not suggesting we drop the Qt code from those tools. I'm suggesting that 
we un-bootstrap them after we make QtCore not require them at all.

If I can get powershell to produce a C-consumable hex dump of the file, we can 
get rid of rcc as a QtCore dependency. But rcc as a tool remains.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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