[Interest] Qt 5.8.0 RC build under windows

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Jan 21 05:26:33 CET 2017

On sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2017 13:37:30 PST Prav wrote:
> > Explain to me why you want your applications, when run on Windows 10,
> > *not* to have the best functionality. Note that it will still run on
> > Windows 7 and 8.1, with the same binary.
> This is same question as why Qt have -no-feature-xxx flags.
> For me support of specifics of new major Windows OS release is worth calling
> it "feature".

You do realise that those flags aren't supported and they may not compile, 
right? I see commits going past every now and then fixing build failures with 

> > If you give me a good enough reason, I will consider applying a fix
> > myself.
> Who can give you any real reason to call anything a feature or an update? I
> think you understand that. If there were some publicly known principles
> what is feature for Qt and what is Qt update then we could decide if some
> reason is good enough or not.

The development mailing list is open to all and it has an archive. All the 
code changes are public too. The wiki is there and contains the coding 
principles and other information. We're even creating summary documents called 
QUIPs so you don't have to go search the wiki or the mailing list archives.

There's absolutely nothing hidden.

Still, you avoided the question. Someone added code to Qt that makes it behave 
better on Windows 10, without dropping compatibility with Windows 7 and 8.1. 
You can still build Qt on those OSes too. All you need to do is install the 
Windows 10 SDK.

So why should we disable that?

> In current situation Qt-lib is now the only option is only to share my
> vision : using special features of newer major version of Windows looks
> like "feature" of Qt lib (for me) In discussed case compatibility with SDK
> from previous windows version was lost.

True. Why should we keep compatibility with older SDKs?

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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