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

Roland Hughes 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
Logikal Solutions


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