hard-dep for Qt 4.8

Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Wed Jan 18 07:54:47 GMT 2012

On Wednesday 18 January 2012 06.35.57 Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> I didn't say that this is a reason. I wanted to highlight the problem of
> not  depending on 4.8 and everybody using 4.8. I'm not going to start
> reviewing code for "is this a Qt 4.8 change".


if you remember there are a lot of people using KDE that are not 'core' 
developers. Typically they are one-time developers, they are artists, they are 
translators etc.
I just wanted to point this out since your attitude can easily be mistaken as 
not caring about the people that are not able to do the Qt upgrade. I do 
believe you care, and thats why I think its important to indeed put in that 
little bit of extra time to make sure we don't use Qt4.8 APIs.   Or just 
respond fast to a person noticing the compilation issue.

Its not a whole lot of effort, as far as I can tell, but it does have a pretty 
big influence on our community members that may not have the computer power or 
computer savy or just the time you have.

thanks :)

Thomas Zander

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