getting rid of qt3support in kde-workspace

Alexis Ménard menard at
Thu May 26 17:31:43 BST 2011

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Leo Savernik <l.savernik at> wrote:
> 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.

Yep it seems so.

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

Dropped doesn't mean you won't get any replacement. You can get
something better.

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

POSIX is a bad example. It's not a "product" per say.

> 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?

There will still be a need for a simple drawing API so yes there will
be something.

> mfg
>        Leo

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