KDE Trunk based on Qt 4.6

Alejandro Exojo suy at kurly.org
Wed Sep 2 10:39:25 BST 2009

El Domingo, 30 de Agosto de 2009, Tom Albers escribió:
> Op Sunday 30 August 2009 23:52 schreef u:
> > On 2009-08-30, Tom Albers <toma at kde.org> wrote:
> > > I'm sure we can make a cmake check which will give a big fat warning to
> > distro's to not do that.
> >
> > Which distros will ignore.  Qt is not only used by KDE, and Qt is
> > expected to keep compability and no behaviour changes.
> Thanks. Just gave a whole new look on Debian.
> I naively thought they would take KDE serious and would not ignore such a
> warning.

You can't fully blame the packagers for this. Qt-people state that if you 
develop and test an app with Qt 4.x, it will run the same with Qt 4.x+1. Then 
KDE-people put a warning to not use Qt 4.x+1 because they haven't tested this 

Now packagers have to choose whether they should agree with Qt devs or KDE 
devs, so they are going to upset someone anyway. Given that 4.x+1 should 
work, and if it does not it's a bug, siding with the Qt devs it's the better 
option in the long term: if it doesn't work they are doing something wrong, 
and they should know it to fix it and avoid it in the future.

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