[Interest] Qt 6.0 and the future of QWebSockets module

Lars Knoll lars.knoll at qt.io
Fri Jun 26 15:11:25 CEST 2020


The plan is to bring those modules back after Qt 6.0. This is mainly a prioritisation question right now, where the choice was to focus most development efforts on the Qt Essentials to make them as good as possible for Qt 6.

So I expect that we’ll have a fully supported web sockets module available for Qt 6 by the time 6.1 or latest 6.2 is being released.


On 26 Jun 2020, at 14:23, Narolewski Jakub <izowiuz at gmail.com<mailto:izowiuz at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello :]

Lurking yesterday on a dev mailing list I accidentally stumbled upon topic that mentioned this wiki site: https://wiki.qt.io/Checklist_for_Qt_6.0_inclusion
As I understand it, it is a listing of Qt modules and their their 'cmake porting progress' and I quote:

"Given the deadline for the Qt 6.0 release at the end of 2020, it is likely that not all Qt modules will be ready for the deadline set by the 6.0 release schedule."

Enter the QWebSocket module. As it currently stands QSW is in some kind of a development limbo.
On wiki: https://wiki.qt.io/Maintainers Kurt Pattyn is still listed as module's maintainer but I believe he is currently inactive in development.
On JIRA there is a task that specifies improvements for the module: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-42749
But under connected ticket: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-75638
There is ominous: "unify QtWebSocket with other networking classes (out of scope)"

Does this mean that QWS will be removed as an available module in Qt 6.0?
Will it be unsupported after Qt5.x releases?
If I use it currently, would it be wise to start using something different if I would like to later jump to the Qt 6.X releases?

Yours Truly 2095,
Jakub Narolewski
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