Bumping min. requirements to Qt 5.8 & KF 5.50 for KDevelop 5.6?
aleixpol at kde.org
Thu Feb 13 16:16:52 GMT 2020
On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 3:52 PM Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
<kossebau at kde.org> wrote:
> as part of the feature patch "Show problem descriptions as inline notes at the
> end of the line" ( https://invent.kde.org/kde/kdevelop/merge_requests/92 )
> there would be the need to bump minimal required versions to KF 5.50 (and thus
> implicit also to Qt 5.8), to be able to use the KTextEditor API for the inline
> Doing some #ifdef would be possible, but also means more work, as e.g. the
> changes to UI files need to be made in code then, as UI files do not support
> any if-kf-version-is-xxyz-do-this-otherwise-that.
> So the questions are if the requirements are bumped to Qt 5.8 & KF 5.50:
> a) are there any contributors who would be left out ?
> b) is there any bigger size of user group left out who are on older platforms,
> who would prefer not to use the appimage, for better integration?
> This might mostly affect people who are on Ubuntu LTS 18.04:
> Ubuntu LTS 18.04: Qt 5.9, KF 5.44 (FAILS TO MEET REQ)
> 20.04: Qt 5.12, KF 5.66
> openSUSE Leap 15.1: Qt 5.9, KF 5.55
> Debian Buster: Qt 5.11, KF 5.54
> <fill-in your favoured distribution here>
> So, is there any current contributor affected?
> Are the KDevelop maintainers fine with KDevelop 5.6 reaching only users via
> packaged distribution no longer on Ubuntu LTS 18.04? Like, hoping at the time
> of KDevelop 5.6 (surely post 20.04) they have mostly jumped to the then latest
> LTS version?
> Would be good to have this answered by upcoming WE, this being a blocker
> currently to the nice feature in that review request.
+1 to adopting latest LTS.
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