[Development] Commercial-only LTS phase starts: Closing the 5.15 branch(es) on 5th January

Roland Winklmeier roland.m.winklmeier at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 15:29:52 CET 2021

Am Mo., 4. Jan. 2021 um 14:38 Uhr schrieb Benjamin TERRIER <
b.terrier at gmail.com>:

> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 at 14:14, Oswald Buddenhagen <oswald.buddenhagen at gmx.de>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 04, 2021 at 10:55:03AM +0000, Tuukka Turunen wrote:
>> >With Qt 6.0.0 released and the first patch release (Qt 6.0.1) coming
>> >soon, it is time to enter the commercial-only LTS phase for Qt 5.15
>> >LTS.
>> >
>> that's some brilliant timing, given that no actual qt 6 release even
>> exists yet. (yeah, 6.0 is a joke given that you intend to break binary
>> compat in 6.1 - that's the wisdom of linking r&d's bonus payments to
>> release dates even for major versions).
> Yes, it would have made sense that the Qt Company waits for all modules to
> be available in Qt 6 before dropping the 5.15 open support...

I cannot express how much I agree to this. Qt6 has half of the modules
required by my project not yet available, so upgrading is not possible. On
the other hand, 5.15 LTS is closed for the open source users - this is
quite a heavy restriction for me since my project is non-profit and open
source. Buying a commercial license is not an option.
Yes I'm aware that I'm a small fish in a large pond and QtC won't care
about my contributions or me as a developer using Qt since there is no
profit to make with me. On the other hand, I will carefully think about
using Qt again in future projects or recommend it to other people.
This is not a complaint. Its your business and your rules. I'm just trying
to express the thoughts of a bigger but usally silent group of open
source/non-profit users which are directly impacted by this.
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