[Development] Changes to Qt offering

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Mon Jan 27 18:59:05 CET 2020

Il 27/01/20 18:39, NIkolai Marchenko ha scritto:
> Honestly, if we think into the future it looks like compiling qt is too 
> straightforward and doesn't incentivise commercial licenses enough. So 
> the next big thing will be to make compiling qt an "evolving experience" 
> with flags and possible buildsystems changing from version to version 
> (hello cmake). Then, some part of a build will require to input online 
> credentials to work. And so on. Because clearly removing offline 
> installer will just make people go "okay, it's super annoying but I can 
> create binaries myself" instead of "okay, it's super annoying, let's pay qt"

1) That is borderline violating the (L)GPL
2) Say hello to endless 3rd party websites distributing Qt binaries or 
easy recipes for compilation (Conan, vcpkg, choco, etc.)

My 2 c,
Giuseppe D'Angelo | giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com | Senior Software Engineer
KDAB (France) S.A.S., a KDAB Group company
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