hard-dep for Qt 4.8

Hugo Pereira Da Costa hugo at oxygen-icons.org
Thu Jan 12 23:12:11 GMT 2012

Personally, I think making Qt4.8 mandatory for KDE4.8 without strong 
reasons to do so raises the barrier a bit too high for casual 
contributors willing to fix bugs. I personally find Qt harder to compile 
than kde and am quite reluctant to update, just to be able to still fix 
bugs in oxygen.

> On Thursday 12 January 2012, Marco Martin wrote:
>> On Thursday 12 January 2012, Martin Gräßlin wrote:
>>> Our distributions will ship 4.8 together with 4.8 and this
>>> combination might just be untested by the maintainers. So I
>>> strongly suggest that we make Qt 4.8 a dependency for master just
>>> to get the code tested and fixed before distros use it.
>>> So unless there is a good reason why not to increase, I would like
>>> to see master depend on Qt 4.8.
>> yep, that is the most valid reason imo, distribution will have 4.8,
>> no matter what
> That's no valid reason. Distributions shipped kdepim 4.4 together with
> Qt 4.7. Still we never made Qt 4.7 a hard requirement for kdepim 4.4.
> If you want developers to switch to Qt 4.8 to get the KDE code better
> tested with this version of Qt then simply ask developers to do so. I
> see no good reason to force developers to do so.
> Regards,
> Ingo

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