Should kde-qt go 4.7 now?

Fredrik Höglund fredrik at
Fri Sep 10 18:13:59 BST 2010

On Friday, September 10, 2010, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Friday, September 10, 2010, Marco Martin wrote:
> > i would like to at least -try- to get the plasma QML bindings in for
> > 4.6 (even if it has still issues that are a bit a showstopper and
> > could be not resolved in time), that makes a vote for 4.7 dependency.
> this is the real decision making factor imho: are there significant feature 
> benefits that KDE applications wish to use? QML is certainly one of them. for 
> me, improvements in QtWebKit are another (it makes using QtWebKit actually 
> attractive rather than simply bearable imo). are there any others?

There's also the consideration that Qt 4.7 is what distributors will be
shipping. If we continue to develop against 4.6, we'll be developing
and testing our code with a different version of Qt than the one our
users will be using.

We also won't discover possible bugs and regressions in 4.7 that
might affect KDE.

In addition it's also likely that developers will start to move to 4.7
regardless of what kde-qt contains, and 4.7 dependencies will start
to creep in.

I don't see any compelling reason not to move to 4.7.


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