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

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Dec 16 13:41:11 CET 2022

coroberti wrote:
> Since Qt 6.5 drops Mac OS 10.15 Catalina,
> it apparently starts to be irrelevant for at least 95% of Mac Desktops.
> https://gs.statcounter.com/macos-version-market-share/desktop/worldwide

See the note on top:

| Apple are incorrectly reporting Big Sur 11 as Catalin 10.15. You can read
| more about it [here](https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216593).
| We can't correctly show usage for Big Sur 11 or Catalina 10.15 until Apple
| fixes this.

So these statistics are essentially worthless.

> Google Analytics data of visitors for some web-site, where I have access,
> also supports the above observations.

And Google Analytics also reads the information from the user agent, so it 
is almost certainly affected by the same Safari "feature". And the WebKit 
"bug" (actually a "feature" request asking to introduce the incorrect 
version reporting, as a workaround for broken websites that apparently think 
any version number ≠ 10 is legacy MacOS ≤ 9) links to [this Firefox "bug" 
("feature" request)](https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1679929) 
saying that Firefox now does the same for "security" reasons (smaller 
fingerprinting surface).

        Kevin Kofler

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