getting rid of qt3support in kde-workspace

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu May 26 08:40:38 BST 2011

On Thursday, 26 de May de 2011 17:57:30 Leo Savernik 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.
> Now you're saying that QPainter will be marked deprecated in Qt5 and dropped
> in Qt6?

There are  no Qt 6 plans. Anything you may say about that is pure speculation.

> 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?

I can't say anything about Qt 6, 7, 8 or 9. I can say that QPainter will be 
there in Qt 5.

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