[Development] Asking for a FF exception for ICU based QStringConverter

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Wed Jun 8 19:10:20 CEST 2022


On 08/06/2022 18:40, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Wednesday, 8 June 2022 07:17:29 PDT Fabian Kosmale wrote:
>> - There are concerns that mixing Qt versions might lead to an unbounded
>> memory leak with the current implementation. I don't think that's actually
>> the case (but if it is, then we need a different enough approach that this
>> most likely has to be deferred to Qt 6.5 at least).

> To be clear for everyone: this can happen (depending on where we introduce the
> new API) if some code is using QStringConverter with codec names that it
> currently doesn't support. This is likely to be very limited, because that
> code is currently not working (it always produces an invalid encoder/decoder).
> That probably means it's blind porting from QTextCodec which did support more
> codecs. The fix is to simply recompile.

Could you please elaborate a bit? What does "mixing Qt versions" mean in 
the above?


Giuseppe D'Angelo | giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com | Senior Software Engineer
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