[Development] Deprecation/removal model going into Qt 6

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Sun Jun 2 16:40:36 CEST 2019

Il 02/06/19 16:07, Konstantin Tokarev ha scritto:
>> That's why I suggested using inline namespaces. Then even if an
>> application no longer compiles with the new version of Qt it can still
>> link against it.
> If existing package of application cannot be rebuilt from source with updated
> Qt version, it's a sure no-go for distibution. Either Qt update will be blocked, or
> application will be thrown away (or application will be somehow patched by other
> people, without you even knowing about that)

But this is a problem for Qt only in the sense that API breaks (if any) 
/ deprecations / etc. need to come at a not-too-fast pace. Or what 
you're describing is an unmaintained application, which then rightfully 
should get dropped by distributions.

My 2 c,
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