[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Wed Feb 17 17:13:41 CET 2021

> Von: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> Im Auftrag von Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021 13:33
> An: development at qt-project.org
> Betreff: Re: [Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5
> Hi!
> El mié., 17 feb. 2021 05:33, Joerg Bornemann <mailto:joerg.bornemann at qt.io> escribió: 
> On 2/17/21 12:47 AM, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
>> Kai: we the maintainers have been asking for the right solution since 
> the Qt3 to Qt4 switch.
> Obviously not with enough fervor to convince people and in the case of 
> Qt6 muuuuch too late in the release process.
> In fact the most difficult people to convince are within tqtc. And no, we have been asking for this change, specifically for qt6, 
> since at very least 2019. And they where no small threads.

That might have less to do with the fact we work for The Qt Company, but more with the fact that a) you ask us to do the work, and b) to maintain it 😊

Anyhow, now that we've been both venting our frustration a bit: As Joerg already pointed out, I'm completely fine with the patch he has prepared, and certainly do hope that distributions make use of it. I'm just disagreeing with the request that the Qt documentation need also state 'qmake6' everywhere, and that the Qt SDK (as provided by the online installer) needs to contain 'qmake6', too. 


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