Qt 3.1b1

Andreas Pour pour at mieterra.com
Mon Sep 9 22:11:07 BST 2002


The difference is that if you run the same distro-version, your gcc and
Xft won't change if you install a new package for your system.  B/c it
is well know, e.g., that gcc is not C++ binary compatible across
releases, and hence you generally have to update your entire system to
get a new gcc version.

OTHO, Qt and KDE have said they *will be* binary compatible across major
version numbers, and hence people reasonably expect to install Qt 3.1
under KDE 3.0.3 and have it work.



Stephan Kulow wrote:
> On Montag, 9. September 2002 19:38, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > It is not enough anymore to say you need KDE3 (which implicitly needs Qt3)
> > but you need to specify you need Qt3.1
> And don't forget to tell you need gcc 3.0/3.1/3.2/2.96/2.95 - otherwise the
> user might not know which of the different ABIs your package uses.
> And don't forget to tell which version of Xft you use - and the version
> of the glibc (if you compiled with 2.2, 2.1 users are out - ok, that's old
> news by now, but still there are 2.1 users out there).
> ....
> This whole point about binary incompatibility is taken far too serious.
> Greetings, Stephan

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