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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Jan 5 20:35:32 CET 2021

On Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:06:05 -03 Giuseppe D'Angelo via Development 
> Il 05/01/21 16:55, Volker Hilsheimer ha scritto:
> > Apart from that: is Qt 5.15.2 really so broken that people can’t use it
> > without getting more patches?
> Apart from bugs, there's still the issue of
> 1) 3rd parties not getting updated for security bugs

Non-issue. Qt does not update the third-party content because of security 
issues in that content itself and does not issue advisories for bundled third-
party. Only when Qt's use of that third-party is a security issue.

You should subscribe to the advisory feed for each and every third party you 
use in your code and update as needed.

> 2) support for newer compilers/OS versions/etc. that may cause trouble.

Currently a non-issue, since Qt 5.15 is less than a year old. It may become an 
issue in two or three years' time, but hopefully by then the Qt 6.x content 
set will meet peoples' requirements.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering

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