[Interest] Qt5 on MSVC2008, Win7x64 (Tier1)? (Charley Bay)

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Mon Jul 9 19:03:22 CEST 2012

----- Original Message -----

> From: David Ching <dc at dcsoft.com>
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt5 on MSVC2008, Win7x64 (Tier1)? (Charley Bay)
>>  Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 12:56:32 -0600
>>  From: Charley Bay <charleyb123 at gmail.com>
>>  Subject: [Interest] Qt5 on MSVC2008, Win7x64 (Tier1)?
>>  As an aside, we've been watching the MSVC2012 "Release 
> Candidate" that is
> out, it seems to solve some issues associated with MSVC2010,
>>   but drops native-targetting-for-XP (we don't care, but some might).  
> Any thoughts about levels-of-support for MSVC2012?
> MS has announced that VS2012 will support native XP targeting in an update
> to be released a few months after it first ships.
> One reason to move forward from VS2008 is more C++11 support, such as
> 'auto', lambdas, etc. which are even in VS2010.  I believe lambdas can be
> used as slots in Qt 5, which is long overdue, and you don't want to be left
> out because you're still using VS2008.

And stdint.h support!

Commercial Customer.

Presently I'm using VS2008 SP1 with Qt 4.5/4.7/4.8 - Windows and Linux.
I'll see how easy it is to move to Qt5 while keeping 4.x support before making a final decision.
Most of my applications have to be on 4.5.1, but one runs on 4.7/4.8 and can be easily moved to Qt5.
If I didn't have to keep the 4.5 support, then I'd move them all to 5.x; but the systems get deployed and maintained for quite a while and libraries don't get updated except when they have to.

I'm also looking at moving to VS2010 shortly. Native XP support is required; but I'm also hoping to get Win7 support.
We also use several WinServer systems (2003, 2008) as desktops that get Qt-base GUI applications delivered.


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