Qt 4.6 && KDE 4.4.0

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sat Sep 26 19:59:22 CEST 2009

On September 23, 2009, Tom Albers wrote:
> ** Qt 4.6 dependency in trunk **
> The release team has decided that KDE 4.4.0 will depend on Qt 4.6. To give
>  developers the time to work with Qt 4.6, we have decided that from
>  Saturday October 10th* trunk will start depending on Qt 4.6. Everyone need
>  to update the coming two weeks to that version of Qt.

since explicit +1'ing is necessary: +1 from me.

distros _will_ ship KDE 4.3 with Qt 4.6. the performance improvements and 
needs of other apps are too great.

we will also benefit greatly from features in Qt 4.6, due to the same 
performance and features. several KDE developers are waiting with patches in 
hand for Qt 4.6 to be an acceptable target.

the downside is that it means we adjust our release schedule to ensure it 
works out, but that is worth it in this case imho.

> This will give us approx. 2 weeks between Qt's RC and KDE's beta 1 and 2
>  weeks between the expected Qt final release and the start of our release
>  candidate cycle. Of course we are not sure that Qt will release at those
>  times, but with the former schedule it was to close to eachother. Qt will
>  let the release team know if the schedule changes and we'll decide what to
>  do at that moment.

once we decide to depend on 4.6, it'll be really hard to go back as there are 
new features that will end up being used in our code. i think that's an 
important thing to be aware of.

Aaron J. Seigo
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