Qt 4 Builds

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Mar 27 23:00:55 BST 2016

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El diumenge, 27 de març de 2016, a les 10:57:18 CEST, Ben Cooksley va
> escriure:
>> Hi all,
>> As part of the CI overhaul, we've attempted to perform a complete set
>> of builds for Qt 4, as it's still (unfortunately) used.
>> Sadly, as expected for something nobody has really tried to build for
>> ages, many things don't build.
>> One of those is the entire PIM suite - because Baloo removed it's Qt 4
>> build metadata (meaning as far as the CI system is concerned, Baloo
>> has no Qt 4 branches and is Qt 5 only)
>> You've two options here:
>> 1) Drop Qt 4 PIM.
>> 2) Reinstate Baloo's Qt 4 branches.
>> I intend to carry out option #1 if there is no response to this.
>> As a general anecdote, the community needs to decide if we are going
>> to continue releasing and supporting Qt 4 builds at all. Considering
>> Qt 4 itself is EOL per upstream I believe, I think it's time we
>> followed suit.
> For "KDE Applications" repositories, CI should basically build master and
> Applications/16.04, it does not make sense to build the other branches, since
> kde pim repos do not have qt4 between those two branches, yes, drop them.

I concur with this  - if KDE isn't planning on releasing it / it isn't
an active development branch there isn't a reason for the CI system to
provide coverage for the branch.

> Cheers,
>   Albert


>> Regards,
>> Ben

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