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

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 20:15:10 CEST 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 21:04, Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> Because all KDE applications will have to get ported to Qt 6 soon.
> > Why?
> ...because if they aren't, they won't get security fixes. (Because Qt 5
> is no longer maintained. Note that "LTS" isn't maintenance for Free
> Software, because it won't be available.

You'll get 5.15.x releases with a one-year delay from the commercial
ones. If you start
using it from the first of those releases, and until then, use the
previous LTS before that
or an earlier Qt version like 5.14, there's very little difference for you.

> Also, because if they aren't, the user needs to have two complete
> software stacks installed, and those stacks will likely have various
> incompatibilities, or at least aesthetic inconsistencies (which are
> annoying to users). (This assumes that KDE will even *allow* multiple
> versions to be co-installed.)

Sure, that's no different from Qt 3->4 or 4->5 transitions. My
question "Why?" was mostly
about "soon".

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