[Interest] need a QT 5.12.0 MinGW 32bit release for windows in all the upcoming QT versions

Henry Skoglund fromqt at tungware.se
Tue Dec 18 19:26:20 CET 2018

On 2018-12-18 17:34, Frank Hemer wrote:
> Indeed - working in medical IT this is the major issue for me.
> Frank
> On Tuesday, 18 December 2018 17:28:05 CET Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 18 December 2018 03:56:47 PST Kai Koehne wrote:
>>> Anyhow, we don't want to maintain two different MinGW builds; there was
>>> quite some popular demand for 64 bits (see e.g.
>>> https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-35288), so we switched to 64 bit in
>>> Qt 5.12. I don't see us switching back until there's clear evidence that
>>> the majority would prefer 32 bit.
>> I think the point is not to switch, but to provide an additional build. I'm
>> going to guess the requestors' argument is going to be that they still need
>> to ship 32-bit applications for Windows, since they still have users with
>> 32-bit Windows, despite running on a 64-bit CPU.

Also, if you look in 5.12's Maintenance Tool and the available 
components for Windows, MinGW has one (1) and UWP has six (6) choices.

Now about UWP. earlier this year Microsoft's Office Team ditched their 
UWP flavor of MS Office and now the Edge team has done the same (since 
Chromium will never be an UWP app). I bet you a beer with anyone having 
access to the download numbers of those 6 different UWP Qt 5.12 
components, that the # of downloads for them has steadily decreased all 
of this year. Most likely UWP is heading to the same place in the sky 
where Silverlight etc. are. So I mean if the # of component slots in 
Maintenance Tool is a limiting factor, consider tossing the 3 MSVC-2015 
UWP ones to make room for the MinGW 32-bit one.

Rgrds Henry

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