[Development] Qt 6.5 Is Irrelevant for More than 95% of Mac Desktops

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Dec 16 13:39:35 CET 2022

On Friday, 16 December 2022 09:20:44 -03 coroberti wrote:
> Hi,
> Since Qt 6.5 drops Mac OS 10.15 Catalina,
> it apparently starts to be irrelevant for at least 95% of Mac Desktops.

Please note the problem is that *Apple* dropped 10.15 earlier this year.  Its 
last security release was already released and there won't be any new ones any 
more. If you have a problem with that, you can contact Apple support or vote 
with your pocket on your next computer or OS.

In any case, even though the Qt minimum supported release is now 11.0, 10.15 
will still work for a while. Eventually, there will be your usual crop of API 
uses that won't work in 10.15, but right now they aren't there because the 
minimum version bump only happened last month in Qt. So 6.5 will likely 
compile on 10.15 out of the box, or with minimal action on your part.

> To keep Qt-6 being still relevant for Mac Desktop open-source
> development, please
> consider keeping  Mac OS 10.15 as a target.

If you convince Apple to restart support for it, sure.

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

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