[Interest] Regarding selection of stable version of Qt

Bo Thorsen bo at vikingsoft.eu
Tue Dec 23 08:14:37 CET 2014

Den 23-12-2014 kl. 05:27 skrev Jha Sonakumar:
>      Could you please guide me about selection of *Qt Version(4.x *or*5.x)?*
>      Few people say that *Qt 4.7.1* is only stable and proven version,
> please guide me in this regard.
>     If possible ,let me know any reference which I can refer to them.
> There will be  Serial port communication and application is to be ported
> on *TI board*.

Hi Sonakumar,

Qt 4.7.1 is stable, but that's about the only good thing with it. 
Whoever is saying this needs to update their views.

If you want to stay with the 4.7 line, you should at least move to 
4.7.4, as this fixes several security problems.

Personally, I would not consider the Qt 4 line for a new project. It's a 
dead end, and only 4.8 receives some security fixes.

If you need a stable line, I would suggest the latest Qt 5.3 release.

"TI board" says nothing. There are so many that it's impossible to say 
if Qt supports it or not. But very few architectures have been dropped 
since 4.7, so there's a very good chance it will be supported. Unless 
you have a very old C++ compiler for the board.

I hope this helps,

Bo Thorsen,
Director, Viking Software.

Viking Software
Qt and C++ developers for hire

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