[Interest] [Development] Qt 6.5 Is Irrelevant for More than 95% of Mac Desktops

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Fri Dec 16 13:45:03 CET 2022

"Apple are incorrectly reporting Big Sur 11 as Catalin 10.15. You can read more about it here. 
We can't correctly show usage for Big Sur 11 or Catalina 10.15 until Apple fixes this."

Looks like WebKit doesn't report anything larger than 10.15.

and for Mozilla something similar:

And indeed my latest Firefox reports
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:107.0)
Running on macOS 12.

So, while these statistics says something about the usage of "10.15 or later",
it cannot really be used to say anything about 10.15 versus later versions.

Br, Eike

> Am 16/12/2022 um 13:20 schrieb coroberti <coroberti at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> Since Qt 6.5 drops Mac OS 10.15 Catalina,
> it apparently starts to be irrelevant for at least 95% of Mac Desktops.
> https://gs.statcounter.com/macos-version-market-share/desktop/worldwide
> Google Analytics data of visitors for some web-site, where I have access,
> also supports the above observations.
> To keep Qt-6 being still relevant for Mac Desktop open-source
> development, please
> consider keeping  Mac OS 10.15 as a target.
> Thanks.
> Kind regards,
> Robert Iakobashvili
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