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

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 21:15:16 CET 2021

On Tue, 5 Jan 2021 at 21:42, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> > 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.

Right. That will become an issue in 4 months when GCC 11 ships with its internal
header-dependency refactorings, breaking all sorts of Qt code, and
that will then
bubble down to various distro downstreams during this year and next. Then again,
distro packagers can hopefully handle that. Using the Qt packages or
installer for 5.15 may
give you a broken Qt somewhat sooner. Intriguing.

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