[Interest] Another Qt disappointment

Rui Oliveira ruilvo at hotmail.com
Mon May 3 18:19:34 CEST 2021

Hahaha, welcome to the state of Qt 2021. Feel free to read the March 
archive of this mailing list 
to get up to date (you'll know what threads I mean when you see them). 
Or https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTQAINFRA-4121. Or the resulting 

Honestly, I'm "fine" with Qt supporting LTS commercially only, sure 
fine. But that should have started with 6.2. It was very bad to remove 
LTS when the next "normal" version was *admittedly* half baked. I don't 
mind having to move with the 6 month pace being a FOSS version user, but 
we were left in the weird grey area of no bugfix release and a negative 
feature release...

Someone thought it was a good idea, and maybe it was, I haven't watched 
the financial records. Or the community contribution statistics...

Oh well...

Às 16:19 de 03/05/2021, Jérôme Godbout escreveu:
> +1: The 2 last project I had to start went Xamarin because of this 
> situation, I guess we might restart Qt dev, when 6.2 come around, 
> until then we have a hard time to work into IoT  and mobile with 6, 
> many of our lib depends on missing modules, we keep our old project 
> alive with Qt 5.15.2, but nothing will be port to Qt 6 until 6.2 or 
> something else if the pressure get too high or our Xamarin toolbox get 
> good enough I guess.
> *From: *Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> on behalf of Frank 
> Hemer <frank at hemer.org>
> *Date: *Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM
> *To: *interest at qt-project.org <interest at qt-project.org>
> *Subject: *Re: [Interest] Another Qt disappointment
> On Montag, 3. Mai 2021 16:44:43 CEST Jason H wrote:
> > I have a load cell. It's a sensor that measures weight. I wanted to 
> make a
> > quick UI for it in Qt. That went as expected. Then I wanted to put 
> the app
> > on a spare Amazon Fire tablet rather than tie up a computer with it.
> >
> > I was running with Qt 5.15.2, but there's. bug with Bearer in Qt 
> 5.15.2, so
> > I went to update it, and lo and behold, there is no 5.15.3. It's
> > apparently, commercial-only. So I figured I'd finally update to Qt 6,
> > except that after installing, it turns out Qt 6.0 doesn't have
> > androidextras.
> >
> > It's not just me that is disappointed, everyone in the comments at
> > https://www.qt.io/blog/commercial-lts-qt-5.15.3-released 
> <https://www.qt.io/blog/commercial-lts-qt-5.15.3-released> seems 
> disappointed
> > that 5.15.3 is commercial-only.
> >
> > So as I sit here waiting for Qt 6 and Qt 5.15 to uninstall, and Qt 
> 5.12 to
> > install, I figured that I'd drop this note about how things are 
> going the
> > wrong way.
> +1
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