[Development] Changes to Qt offering
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Tue Jan 28 08:01:50 CET 2020
Den tis 28 jan. 2020 kl 03:19 skrev Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> On segunda-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2020 14:48:17 PST Alexander Akulich wrote:
> > I would expect a significant negative effect on the quality of Qt
> > shipped in Linux distributions and thus negative effect on the
> > Qt-based applications and Qt reputation.
> That is debatable since most Linux distributions do not align with the Qt
> LTSes. Kevin's question of 5.15 support while 6.0 is coming is valid, but for
> all other LTSes, open source Linux distros seem to choose whichever version
> was latest at the time they reached feature-freeze.
> Current versions in:
> * Debian stable: 5.11.3
> * Debian oldstable: 5.7.1
> * Fedora 31: 5.12.5
> * Fedora 30: 5.12.1
> * Fedora 29: 5.11.1
> * Fedora 28: 5.10.1
> * CentOS 8.1: 5.11.1
> * openSUSE 15: 5.9.4 (15.1 now has 5.9.7)
> * openSUSE 42.3: 5.6.2
> * openSUSE 42.2: 5.6.1
> * (K)Ubuntu 19.10: 5.12.4
> * Ubuntu 18.10: 5.11.1
> * Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: 5.9.5
> * Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: 5.5.1
> * KDE Neon: 5.13.2
> * Manjaro 18.1.0: 5.13.0
> There are a couple of alignments with Qt LTS above but they could be
> coincidences. openSUSE 15 was released around 6 months after the 5.10.0
> release (and less than 3 after 5.10.1, which is when they seem to make
> upgrades) and Ubuntu 18.04 was a month earlier than openSUSE. I thought Fedora
> 31 was trying to align, but then I went to search for the current version and
> F32-in-development has already upgraded out of the LTS to 5.13.2.
> Ubuntu snapshot for 20.04 is on 5.12.6. That seems to me to be the only
> legitimate, intentional alignment on a Qt LTS. If that's confirmed, it would
> be the first, after 4 years of having LTS releases.
I think they are intending to try to get Qt 5.14.1 packaged for Ubuntu
20.04. At least that's what I've seen from the discussions in
#ubuntu-qt on freenode. So they will be de-aligning if they get that
done on time.
> So it's completely understandable to have concluded that the LTS releases
> weren't useful to Linux distributions.
> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
> Software Architect - Intel System Software Products
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