[Development] Deprecation/removal model going into Qt 6
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Jun 4 23:56:19 CEST 2019
Konstantin Shegunov wrote:
> What about shortening the major version release time, instead of changing
> the whole model?
IMHO, major versions with source&binary compatibility need to actually live
much LONGER, not shorter. At least 20-30 years, with the time at least
doubling with every new major release. Or just stop doing compatibility
Shorter binary-incompatibility cycles, no matter whether you call them major
versions or start breaking binary compatibility in minor versions (ewww!)
are going to make Qt entirely unmanageable for distributions. We already
have to maintain Qt 3, 4, 5, and soon 6.
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