[Interest] the path forward - that 7 year thing - was, willy-nilly

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Thu Apr 1 14:12:44 CEST 2021

On 01/04/2021 13:40, Roland Hughes wrote:
>> We keep discussing the ability to upgrade Qt but not upgrade the rest of the
>> OS. I understand that Qt is a central component of the UI, but it's no less
>> critical than a lot of other components that you may need to upgrade in order
>> to deal with circumstances changing.
> What you are describing is __exactly__ why companies buy commercial
> licenses and pay for support contracts. They pay to have their
> environment supported and not be told that they have to replace their
> environment.

The terms of the Qt support with a commercial entity (being it TQC or 
anyone else) have nothing to do with the Qt project decisions.

And, by the way, we're describing scenarios where the environment *has* 
changed: new hardware, new platforms, new toolchains. You're negating 
the premise, and thus the argument is a fallacy.

Giuseppe D'Angelo | giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com | Senior Software Engineer
KDAB (France) S.A.S., a KDAB Group company
Tel. France +33 (0)4 90 84 08 53, http://www.kdab.com
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