hard-dep for Qt 4.8

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 09:11:58 GMT 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Thomas Zander <zander at kde.org> wrote:
> 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".
> Martin,
> 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 :)

But according to Martin, this isn't just about API changes, it is also
about behavior changes.  How do you expect people to know if they are
relying on a Qt 4.8-specific behavior?


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