[Interest] Qt 5.3 vs Qt 5.4 (etc)

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Sun Jan 11 22:24:37 CET 2015

Hi Rene,

On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 11:35 AM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> If this principle was in place for Qt 5.2 too, I can thus upgrade my Linux
> box's Qt 5.2 (Ubuntu 14.04) to Qt 5.3.2 (backported from Ubuntu Vivid
> Velvet) without breaking the slew of packages that depend on Qt5?

Its been in place since Qt3, ABI breakages only occur between major version
(3->4, 4->5).

Most Linux distro's wouldn't package Qt if they had to recompile all the
packages that depend on Qt if they switch from x.y to x.y+1.

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