[Releasing] Removal of engin.io from Qt 5.7

Kalinowski Maurice Maurice.Kalinowski at theqtcompany.com
Tue Jan 26 10:45:43 CET 2016



OpenSourcing has been announced several months ago. I am not sure about completeness though.


From: Releasing [mailto:releasing-bounces at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Pau Garcia i Quiles
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:27 AM
To: Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com>
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Subject: Re: [Releasing] Removal of engin.io from Qt 5.7


Has releasing the backend as open source been considered?

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com<mailto:Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com>> wrote:
+1 for removing. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to have it without the backend :)


On 26/01/16 08:30, "Releasing on behalf of Turunen Tuukka" <releasing-bounces at qt-project.org<mailto:releasing-bounces at qt-project.org> on behalf of tuukka.turunen at theqtcompany.com<mailto:tuukka.turunen at theqtcompany.com>> wrote:

>I would like to propose removal of the engin.io<http://engin.io> cloud service support module Enginio (http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/enginio-index.html) from Qt 5.7 release packages. It has
> been deprecated since Qt 5.6 and no longer developed further.
>Also the backend will be shut down most likely during H2/16:
>http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/26/notification-for-all-qt-cloud-services-users <http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/26/notification-for-all-qt-cloud-services-users/>
>There are many good things in the engin.io<http://engin.io> service, but it never really gained enough momentum. The code of Enginio module remains in the Qt repositories, in case it is later seen useful for further use.
>Qt is actively used with many different cloud services already. Perhaps with somewhat more effort than was needed to use engin.io<http://engin.io>. “Cloud compatibility” is very relevant for Qt and with the effort saved from developing
> and maintaining Enginio module, we should be able to improve in that area even further.
>                             Tuukka
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