KDE 4.4 Qt version

Matt Williams lists at milliams.com
Tue Jan 12 12:18:12 GMT 2010

2010/1/12 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
> On 12.01.10 12:49:55, Mark Kretschmann wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 12 January 2010, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> >> >   This gives a pretty bad impression of KDE if apps randomly crash
>> >> >
>> >> > everytime you close them or logout.
>> >>
>> >> You mean this gives a pretty bad impression of Qt, right?
>> >
>> > You really think that users will blame Qt, not KDE if a KDE app crashes?
>> Good point. And seriously: KDE 4.4 with Qt 4.6.0 is a disaster. I have
>> to use it sometimes on Myriam's box, and there isn't much that doesn't
>> crash. It all crashes at some point, I find it unusable.
>> So yeah, I think requiring Qt 4.6.1 would be a good idea, imho.
> But thats simply not possible, requiring it during buildtime doesn't have
> any implications for runtime. One can still build against current 4.6
> branch and later on run with 4.6.0 and hit all the crashes.

However, announcing to the packagers that they should make the KDE
package depend on Qt 4.6.1 will solve most of the cases since the
majority of our audience will be getting KDE from their distro. This
is the only way we can 'enforce' a runtime dependency.

Matt Williams

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