[Releasing] Removal of engin.io from Qt 5.7

Jędrzej Nowacki jedrzej.nowacki at theqtcompany.com
Wed Jan 27 10:42:35 CET 2016

On Tuesday 26 of January 2016 07:30:10 Turunen Tuukka wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to propose removal of the 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-us
> ers<http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/26/notification-for-all-qt-cloud-services
> -users/>
> There are many good things in the 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. "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.
> Yours,
>                              Tuukka

+1 From my side. 


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