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

Alexander Dyagilev alervdvcw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 22:15:11 CET 2022


It's understandable why Apple did this.

But why did you do this? Does the supporting of 10.15 really increase 
the development cost for Qt Company?

On 12/16/2022 3:39 PM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Friday, 16 December 2022 09:20:44 -03 coroberti wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Since Qt 6.5 drops Mac OS 10.15 Catalina,
>> it apparently starts to be irrelevant for at least 95% of Mac Desktops.
> Please note the problem is that *Apple* dropped 10.15 earlier this year.  Its
> last security release was already released and there won't be any new ones any
> more. If you have a problem with that, you can contact Apple support or vote
> with your pocket on your next computer or OS.
> In any case, even though the Qt minimum supported release is now 11.0, 10.15
> will still work for a while. Eventually, there will be your usual crop of API
> uses that won't work in 10.15, but right now they aren't there because the
> minimum version bump only happened last month in Qt. So 6.5 will likely
> compile on 10.15 out of the box, or with minimal action on your part.
>> To keep Qt-6 being still relevant for Mac Desktop open-source
>> development, please
>> consider keeping  Mac OS 10.15 as a target.
> If you convince Apple to restart support for it, sure.

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