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

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Fri Jun 19 15:40:49 CEST 2020

> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> Im Auftrag von Roland
> Hughes
> Gesendet: Freitag, 19. Juni 2020 13:50
> An: interest at qt-project.org; Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
> Betreff: Re: [Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt
> 6
> On 6/19/20 5:00 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >> Keep in mind KDE abandoned other things to choose Qt when Trolltech
> >> was around.
> > Considering there was no KDE prior to Qt, the set of things abandoned
> > to choose Qt is zero.
> Considering they ported many existing apps to Qt at the very beginning, the
> set of things abandoned would be everything.
> Interesting how history gets rewritten though.
> https://www.suse.com/company/history/
> https://timeline.kde.org/
> Back when I had to buy SuSE in a box of floppies from an importer they
> published a different story about "K". I remember it well.
> "We have been experimenting with a lot of desktop environments and to keep
> them straight we started lettering them. This is the K desktop environment."

So it's the recorded history of KDE against your memory of some published story from SuSE ...

KDE got started by Matthias Ettrich, back then a student, later on the CTO of Trolltech (and at one point my boss). Here's the original mail form the Usenet:


Note the mentioning of "Qt" in there.

You know, it's sometimes amusing to listen to your rants and anecdotes (and sometimes not), but I'd really wish you would spend a bit more time on actually verifying stuff before posting it. Some people might actually believe you.



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