Qt 3.1b1

Lars Knoll lars at trolltech.com
Mon Sep 9 15:58:22 BST 2002

> On Monday September 09, 2002 07:37, Matthias Ettrich wrote:
> > Rob, before you call to the arms, let me confirm you that the moc change
> > was done on purpose and will very soon be of great benefit for the free
> > software community. Yes, we could take it out, but what for?
> KDE cannot maintain any credibility in its promise to keep binary
> compatibility if it breaks for KDE 3.1.   Obviously Trolltech doesn't care
> of Qt has any credibility BC-wise, butt as far as I can tell KDE
> developers are in still agreement that KDE must keep binary compatibility
> as long as possible.

Could we talk like normal people without immediately throwing mud and doing 
false assumptions? We _do_ care about binary compatibility.

> So go ahead, don't fix the moc breakage.  But what is Trolltech going to do
> if people are forced to choose between Qt 3.1 and KDE 3.1?  Which has more
> users?

We keep binary compatibility the way we always kept it:

Old applications compiled against KDE-3.0/Qt-3.0 will still be running on 3.1. 
Applications compiled against KDE-3.1/Qt-3.1 will require the higher 
libraries. It was always like this and nothing has changed here.

The only thing is that the combo Qt-3.1/kdelibs-3.0 will not work. Neither 
would a partly updated kdelibs.

Is that really such a big problem? 


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