[Interest] [Development] Qt 6 Planning: Consideration of dropping support for UWP applications

Pier Luigi Fiorini pierluigi.fiorini at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 15:29:33 CEST 2019

Does this affect shipping Qt apps in the store?
I'm not a Windows expert but as far as I remember only UWP apps are
supposed to go there, but I can be wrong.

Il giorno gio 18 apr 2019 alle ore 14:50 Oliver Wolff <Oliver.Wolff at qt.io>
ha scritto:

> Hi,
> as you might have heard, we are currently in Qt 6's planning phase and
> thus checking things that have to be done to make Qt even better.
> Of course we also want to use this opportuniy to drop support for
> platforms that are no longer relevant in Qt's new environment.
> One of these platforms is Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform which
> is used on desktop PCs (for "Tiled" UWP applications, no classic desktop
> applications), Windows Phone, Xbox one, Microsoft Hololens, and
> Microsoft IoT devices. With Windows Phone no longer being relevant and
> Microsoft's IoT strategy being unclear we now consider dropping support
> for these platforms. Additional benefits and reasons can be found in
> https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-74755
> To be able to make the right decision, we now want your input as well.
> If you can give some input on why support should be kept or have
> additional reasons for dropping support, please reply to this mail or
> add your input to https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-74755 where we
> want to gather all the needed information before making a decision.
> As said before, nothing is set in stone. At the moment we are gathering
> information so that we can make a well informed decision.
> Olli
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