KF 5.37 requiring Qt 5.7

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Aug 7 16:25:35 UTC 2017

David Faure wrote:

>> > Isn't it an option to leave it in, at version 5.36, rather than
>> > removing it completely ?
>> In the short-term, yes.
>> Long term, I'm not willing to ship (and support) this if it's not
>> supported upstream either (where bugs are usually fixed in newer
>> releases).
> I thought you said that long term you were looking at upgrading to Qt
> 5.9...

I may or may not be successful.

> In any case I'm not sure why Qt's promise to maintain 5.6 for 3 years
> means that all Qt-based libraries must promise the same.

<shrug>, you asked for feedback, and I gave it.  I'm just spelling out the 
results of implementing the change now => dropping support for RHEL7

It's up to you if you choose to implement changes that means some downstream 
distros cannot (reasonably) use your (latest/supported) software anymore.

-- Rex

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