KDevelop does not build with older Qt

Milian Wolff mail at milianw.de
Wed Apr 7 14:18:42 BST 2021

On Mittwoch, 7. April 2021 12:01:14 CEST David Redondo wrote:
> Hi,
> we claim we support building with Qt 5.9 but that is unfortunately not the
> case in practice. A friend of mine tried to build KDevelop with Qt 5.11
> which fails.
> We have no CI coverage for anything pre Qt 5.15 and  I think this shows that
> no Distro or anyone else actually builds KDevelop with such old Qt
> versions. Either way we would have been notified of build failures.
> I see three options
> 1) Be careful when committing to no break older Qt
> 2) Build ourselves against the minimum required versions
> 3) Bump the Qt version to what is actually tested
> It's clear that 1) did not work otherwise I would not be writing this email
> ;D

I'd opt for 3) myself for the master branch. Qt 5.15 will allow us to port 
away from deprecated API and prepare for Qt 6.


Milian Wolff
mail at milianw.de
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