Request to bump Qt version requirements to 4.6.3 for KDE SC 4.5 (and above)

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Jul 8 20:43:36 CEST 2010

On Thursday 8. July 2010 20.14.47 Maciej Mrozowski wrote:
> Right. But those users who will go through this exact same procedure over
> and over AGAIN. Because:
> - they weren't told Qt-4.6.2 is broken in this regard (why would they? they
> just grab packages and build from source against whatever Qt version they
> happen to have)

They don't HAVE to be told. Just keep upgrading everything.

You're upgrading KDE? Make sure you have the latest of its dependencies. Then 
keep upgrading.

> or
> - packager who prepared packages for them was not told Qt-4.6.2 is broken
> in this regard.

Then packager is not doing his/her job. Packager should be packaging Qt 4.6.3 
when it is released, regardless of whether it fixes an important KDE bug or 

> So the only reliable way for them to find out is to personally experience
> bug, fill it (or seach bugzilla first), then be told to go away and
> complain elsewhere (usually distro).

No, the way for them is to do their job properly.

The point of not requiring a change in KDE is because people are supposed to 
upgrade without us having to tell them.

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