[Development] Deprecation/removal model going into Qt 6

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Jun 3 01:20:21 CEST 2019

03.06.2019, 02:10, "Manuel Bergler" <berglerma at gmail.com>:
> Am Mo., 3. Juni 2019 um 00:09 Uhr schrieb Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>:
>>  What you call "obsolete functionality" is functionality that existing code
>>  relies on and rightfully expects to remain there.
>>  I'd rather get fewer (or even no) new features than losing existing ones.
>>  See also Boudewijn Rempt's blog post on the subject:
>>  https://valdyas.org/fading/hacking/happy-porting/
> I fully disagree with the sentiment in that blog post. If you don't
> want to port, fine, but then also use whatever version of Qt you were
> using before and don't try to use the latest and greatest. 

But FOSS software has to port, or it will be deemed to be "unmaintained
application, which then rightfully should get dropped by distributions"
(quoting Giuseppe's mail).

> Technology
> evolves, deal with it. With hardware no one seems to have the
> expectation that you can take your 10 year old desktop computer and
> just replace the CPU with a state-of-the-art version. Why should
> software be different? Why should everyone have to pay just so some
> people unwilling to invest minimal effort to maintain their 10+ year
> old code-base can use the newest version of Qt?
> Best
> Manuel
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