Qt 3.1b1

Rob Kaper cap at capsi.com
Mon Sep 9 15:17:43 BST 2002

On Monday 09 September 2002 15:44, Thomas Zander wrote:
> How can we tell those developers we promised BC during the whole KDE 3.x
> series that even before 3.1 is released the BC is being broken allready;
> "Sorry not our fault!" ??
> If nothing else; its a really big PR problem.

Qt is GPL, we can provide a patch which keeps it BC and urge the trolls to see 
the need to incorporate that patch and preferably write it themselves, but 
with some cooperation I assume we should be able to work with them on this 

Unless we are the only Qt users who require BC, it would be in their best 
interest to solve this.

"Not our fault" would be response that will attract many flames like "ït is 
your fault for choosing Qt" and we'd be back in the whole "KDE sucks because 
it uses a proprietary toolkit". True, it's not proprietary, but Qt is mostly 
developed in a bazaar style. While that has given us many advantages (it is a 
good product), there are also some pitfalls and it seems like this is one of 

Not sure who should talk to Trolltech (if they are not listening on this list 
anyway), I'll have to look up Dirk's interview and see if this is part of the 
release dude's responsibilities.

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