[Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 19:37:39 CEST 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 20:27, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Edward Welbourne wrote:
> > Kevin Kofler (16 June 2020 12:08)
> >> What "shiny new features"? All that a real-world application such as
> >> KWrite really needs from the operating system has been there at least
> >> since the 1990s, possibly since the 1970s.
> >
> > and I guess it's been in Qt for several releases now, so why would
> > someone with those needs care about upgrading to Qt 6 ?
> Because all KDE applications will have to get ported to Qt 6 soon.


> You seem to be completely disconnected from how things work in the Free
> Software community, and only seeing the commercial viewpoint.

(Other) Free Software projects occasionally drop old platforms and
features more aggressively than Qt does.
The C++ compiler you rely on will be out of upstream support in two
years, and then you'll need to rely
on your distribution vendor to patch it. Earlier versions of Qt are
not all that different in this aspect.
And new compilers won't run on any old platform you may have. Many
libraries won't do that either.

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