[Development] Qt Multimedia as Add-on in Qt 6

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Fri May 22 21:38:40 CEST 2020

On 5/22/20 7:43 PM, Jason H wrote:
> I guess to some degree it depends on how you define "essential".

The definition is:

"Qt Essentials define the foundation of Qt on all platforms. They are 
available on all supported development platforms and on the tested 
target platforms."

This summarizes two distinct requirements:

1) a technical requirement: the module must work on all platforms.

2) a maintenance requirement: the module maintainers must ensure it will 
work on all platforms throughout Qt 6.x lifetime (and if it doesn't, on 
ANY platform, it becomes a release blocker).

QtMM may satisfy 1) (at the moment, cf. making it work on RTOS or so) 
but you can't argue with the maintainer about 2).

On the other hand: "addon" does not mean "deprecated" or "unsupported" 
or any of the sorts. Qt3D, QtDbus, QtWebEngine, QtImageFormats and many 
others are "addon" modules and they are fully supported.

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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