The case for a kdelibs 4.8

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sat Oct 1 13:02:35 BST 2011

On Saturday, 1 de October de 2011 12:58:01 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> (And I know that Qt is also breaking the ABI. That's something I also can't 
> agree with, especially considering that Qt 4 was advertised as "the big ABI
> break which will make new ABI breaks unnecessary for a very long time" and
> we've been continuously told that "there are no plans whatsoever for a Qt 5
> any time soon", almost up to the day before the Qt 5 announcement. But I
> realize that this is out of KDE's control.)

Between the 4.0 and 5.0 release, it will have been 7 years. I think it's long 

KDE could take Qt 4.8, fork it and continue developing it. Any show of hands?

As for the announcing of the plans, there were no plans to do Qt 5 until there 
were plans. Once there were plans, they were announced.

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