[Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6
roland at logikalsolutions.com
Thu Jun 18 21:09:52 CEST 2020
On 6/18/20 1:42 PM, Giuseppe D'Angelo wrote:
> I've refrained from commenting in so far, but I think we're now passing
> the threshold... could we please, everyone, STAY ON TOPIC on this
> mailing list?
We currently are on topic.
Yet another ill-informed decision on the direction of Qt. This, the
dropping of support for Windows 7, when added to the licensing and
royalty policies of Qt Company, and all the other ill-informed decisions
guiding the course of Qt over the years (and multiple owners) is what
many here don't understand.
Those without any schooling in celestial navigation are attempting to
steer the ship at night.
We just need KDE to make its final announcement __AND SOON__ as to what
new set of libraries will be the core KDE development so the medical
device and industrial control world can take our customers, our product,
our projects, and our money and leave Qt Company forever.
The rest of this conversation has been trying to explain to those
steering the ship at night just how many reefs they hit and that no,
water should not be coming over the main deck on a calm sea.
We need KDE (and many of those people watch this list) to publicly
announce its decision well before Qt 6 comes out so we can all be well
on the way porting before the end of Qt 5. Now is the obvious time for a
complete and clean break.
I "hope" it will be CopperSpice because when I'm not being inundated
with emails from this list and/or Quora that's where I'm focusing my
efforts. If it is some other tool set then I will have to spin around in
that direction, but the shortest hop appears to be CopperSpice. If KDE
wants to make a major pole vault in a different direction then hopefully
they would announce it later today giving everyone as much time as possible.
Roland Hughes, President
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