hard-dep for Qt 4.8

Hugo Pereira Da Costa hugo at oxygen-icons.org
Thu Jan 12 23:13:41 GMT 2012

On 01/13/2012 12:12 AM, Hugo Pereira Da Costa wrote:
> 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.
or saying it differently: so far I've been quite happy with the fact 
that I could develop in kde while still relying on the Qt installation 
provided by my (one year old) linux distro, and not having to compile it 
myself ...

> Hugo
>> 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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