[Interest] Another Qt disappointment

Bob Hood bhood2 at comcast.net
Tue May 4 15:53:33 CEST 2021

On 5/3/2021 8:44 AM, 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 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.

I believe the post in early January (titled "Qt 5.15 pull out of open 
source?!") made a similar observation, and served as the snowball which ended 
with the late unpleasantness.

Let's be real: It was a blatantly stupid decision to cut off open source 
support within the /production/ 5.15 line.  Compound that with some of the 
licensing decisions made with Qt6, and it leaves me, both personally and 
professionally, with a distrust of TQC's road map for Qt.  I'm hesitant now to 
base any software designs on it because of this new baggage.
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