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

Jérôme Godbout godboutj at amotus.ca
Mon Jun 15 15:33:01 CEST 2020

I have work for medical devices for over 10 years and used Qt from 4.x to 5.8 (move out to IoT lately), designing system and software. Cie who do that, did it wrong, you have to ensure your software will run and you maintaint it, but in no way you will add any new features (you will need to certify again!). You keep a system images that can recreate the exact same output (OS, build tools, ...), you patch the bug that's all you should do. New features will be done into a new system that will need to be certify all over again.

Upgrading to Qt6 for already certified devices is a no go, no matter what for them. This is totally irrelevent. You only upgrade tools and libs when you create a new system (version, design, etc) that will be certified again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Roland Hughes
Sent: June 13, 2020 11:08 AM
To: interest at qt-project.org; Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
Subject: Re: [Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

Medical devices are certified with their manufacturing process. 
Certification of something like a surgical robot can take 5+ years of clinical trials. That is _after_ you have done all of your internal development and cadaver trials.

On 6/13/20 5:00 AM, interest-request at qt-project.org wrote:
>> That's partially for their own peace of mind and stability, but along 
>> with that, many tool vendors take quite a while to certify their 
>> offerings, both hardware and software, which gives people another 
>> reason to stay behind.
> More than two years?

Roland Hughes, President
Logikal Solutions


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