KDE Trunk based on Qt 4.6

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Aug 30 19:58:19 BST 2009

Em Domingo 30. Agosto 2009, às 18.13.08, Tom Albers escreveu:
> Op Sunday 30 August 2009 15:15 schreef u:
> > Qt 4.6 will be released end of this year [...]. So should we based the
> > trunk on top of 4.6 for KDE 4.4?
> My humble opinion is that if Qt 4.6 is released before KDE 4.4 Beta 1, we
>  can depend on it. If not released before November 11th, we can not test it
>  properly and can not depend on it.
> Next to that, you state 'it will be released at the end of this year', I
>  don't think we can depend on it, usually Qt releases when ready, and that
>  means it can become Januari. The relevant bit here is that we can not
>  depend on it. There is always a KDE 4.4.1...

I think that depending on Qt 4.6 (provided it is released in time) is a good 
thing to do.

Many people will want to start using the new animation API. The performance 
improvements are going to benefit KDE, obviously.

Now, the problem is the "when" we start depending on it. Saying 4.6 is 
acceptable if it's released before the 4.4 beta 1, it would be too late. If Qt 
4.6 is released the day before the beta1, it would meet your required 
deadline, but we'd have no features using it.

I'd do it like this: when the 4.6 beta is released, we decide whether it's 
early enough to meet KDE 4.4 final's schedule.

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