getting rid of qt3support in kde-workspace

Leo Savernik l.savernik at
Thu May 26 16:57:30 BST 2011

Am Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011 schrieb Boudewijn Rempt:
> No, I'm not joking. If QWidget/QPainter are declared "done" now, then with
> Qt6, they will be gone, just like qt3support will be gone in Qt5. And that
> will be in a relatively short period of time: five years or so. Which
> might sound like a long time, but isn't when porting complex, real world
> applications.

Well this really sounds like a bad joke. I took from Qt5's message QPainter is 
"done", i. e. frozen for good.

Now you're saying that QPainter will be marked deprecated in Qt5 and dropped 
in Qt6?

That'd be similar to POSIX proclaiming to deprecate "open()" and drop it next 

Can any Trolltech official confirm that QPainter is going to stay just like 
open() in POSIX, stable, non-morphing, and reliable? Or confirm the opposite?


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