[Interest] Question: Qt6 and the future of GnuWin32

Oliver Niebuhr googleersatz at oliverniebuhr.de
Fri Jan 3 11:40:53 CET 2020

Thanks for reply! Time to rewrite the Build Scripts again. Well not
before late Summer - maybe the Major Stuff has been decided upon by then.


Am 02/01/2020 um 08:34 schrieb Maurice Kalinowski:
> Hi,
> The Cmake branch readme contains this section: https://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtbase.git/tree/cmake/README.md?h=wip/cmake#n20
> My assumption is that (for now) this applies also to the related gnuwin32 tools required for compiling Qt.
> Also the readme contains instructions on how to build the dependent tools via vcpkg or other package managers.
> BR,
> Maurice
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Oliver
>> Niebuhr
>> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:38 PM
>> To: interest at qt-project.org
>> Subject: [Interest] Question: Qt6 and the future of GnuWin32
>> Hello.
>> As I cant find the Blog Entry where this Question maybe has been answered:
>> What is / are the future plans about Qt6 and GnuWin32?
>> 1.) As Qt6 no longer comes with the GnuWin32 Package (at least the git
>> source. I dont know about the pre-built Binary Packages), I now have
>> downloaded the "latest" GnuWin32 Stuff from download.qt.io - but this Zip
>> Archive is from February 2019 and also categorized as a "Development
>> Release".
>> Everything has the same Version as the Qt5 GnuWin32 Binaries checked out
>> with git. So probably meaningless and interchangeable for now.
>> 2.) GnuWin32 is officially unmaintained aka dead since 2017.
>> Do we (the Enduser) take care of this from now on? Do you (Digia / Qt
>> Project) provide updated compatible Version from time to time? Will (or
>> better can / should etc.) those dependencies being removerd in the future?
>> Either way is fine. As long it is clear what is coming.
>> Yes I know that Qt6 is at least 12-18 Months off and a lot is still in flux.
>> Thank you
>> Oliver

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