[Development] Deprecation/removal model going into Qt 6

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Jun 3 08:00:57 CEST 2019

On Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:46:00 PDT Manuel Bergler wrote:
> Well, something has to give. Either
>   a) Qt can never remove superseded APIs and classes (which is what
> you suggested previously) and will eventually collapse under its own
> weight, or
>   b) Distributors have to deal with the fact that some software
> doesn't port and have to ship every version of qt side-by-side, or
>   c) The software that doesn't port has to deal with the fact that it
> will be dropped by distributions. But any software with sufficiently
> many users to warrant packaging by the distributors should be able to
> find a maintainer that at least can keep it compiling.

The answer is a mix of (b) and (c). Distributions don't ship every version 
side by side, just one of each major version. Software that doesn't port gets 
dropped when that major version is dropped.

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

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