[Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

Frederik Schwarzer bugfinger at posteo.de
Thu Jun 11 18:46:32 CEST 2020

Am 11.06.2020 18:36 schrieb Christoph Cullmann:
> On 2020-06-11 18:06, Frederik Schwarzer wrote:
>> Am 11.06.2020 17:32 schrieb Christoph Cullmann:
>> Hi,
>>> I think a lot of developers/companies will have pain because of this,
>>> if they have
>>> 1) some large customers staying on Windows 7 until really EOL for 
>>> them
>> Not really an opinion about this but this changelog entry from a
>> release two weeks ago came to mind.
>>     "Updated the included Qt library to version 4.8.7." ;) ... And
>> that company has a big market share.
>> In the industry lots of companies lag behind ... a ... bit. But I
>> would suspect those who lag behind with their Windows version to also
>> do not mind lagging behind with their Qt versions.
>> And since Qt 5.15 will be supported for quite some time ... But as I
>> said, I am not in favor of or against one or another.
>> Do you have a customer who actually runs on Windows 7 and is otherwise
>> eager to jump on Qt6 in its early releases? I mean, maintaining old
>> Windows versions will double in price every year now, so there's some
>> pressure at least.
> I think there is a misunderstanding: The customer will get some 
> software to
> use, they don't care if it uses internally Qt X.Y or whatever.

Yep, indeed. I had a different view on the "customer" thing because for 
us, the customers mostly deliver the software. :)

I get your point now.


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