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  • Qt 6.2 Enters Feature Freeze With More Qt5 Modules Ported To Qt6

    Phoronix: Qt 6.2 Enters Feature Freeze With More Qt5 Modules Ported To Qt6

    While Qt 6.1 released just one month ago, Qt 6.2 as of today is already into its feature freeze. This quicker than normal time to feature freeze comes due to this year's Qt releases being tightened up following the Qt 6.0 debut at the end of last year. Qt 6.2 will be the first Long Term Support (LTS) release of the Qt6 series...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Feature-Freeze

  • #2
    As long as the pressure of forking Qt is there to keep decisions favor of free softwares, it's ok.

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    • #3
      Maybe it's not forked because 99.9% of the user base that use it for free are okay with a company holding something back so they can pay the 50 engineers , the dozen QA people and the half dozen managers used to create such a quality product. But seeing that your not, feel free to take your force of one and fork it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
        Maybe it's not forked because 99.9% of the user base that use it for free are okay with a company holding something back so they can pay the 50 engineers , the dozen QA people and the half dozen managers used to create such a quality product. But seeing that your not, feel free to take your force of one and fork it.
        The Qt Company can paid its staff from the money they make selling code that was supposed to be and stay free under a proprietary license.
        There is absolutely no reason to treat the community that is the sole reason why Qt is still relevant in some parts of the industry like the absolute worst trash, the Qt company does it anyways.

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        • #5
          I will keep my eyes open how much KDE will benefit in the 5 years it will take them to be ported over. Until then they will have to deal with being stuck on a old unsupported Qt 5.x version without even security fixes. The Qt Company won, unsurprisingly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            No forks yet. Looks like Qt came out on top. Sadly this was all predictable.
            What's the point? AFAIK no Linux distribution or software uses Qt LTS so there's no reason to fork that branch. That's mainly used by businesses wanting a long-term supported cross-platform GUI & More framework. The rest of the world uses Qt Stable which is open source and accepts pull requests. If they're willing to work with a person, accept pull requests, forking seems like a wasted effort.

            Oh, I can replace Qt with any other open source project and it still works:

            No forks yet. Looks like KDE came out on top. Sadly this was all predictable.

            No forks yet. Looks like GNOME came out on top. Sadly this was all predictable.

            No forks yet. Looks like Linux came out on top. Sadly this was all predictable.

            No forks yet. Looks like Haiku came out on top. Sadly this was all predictable.

            And now I just earwigged myself with Korn - Predictable.
            Last edited by skeevy420; 07 June 2021, 11:14 AM.

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            • #7
              Oh, good. The Troll and His Disciple early-birded the thread and derailed it. Sadly, this was all predictable.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post
                Until then they will have to deal with being stuck on a old unsupported Qt 5.x version without even security fixes.
                You seem to have forgotten about this: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...tch-Collection
                Which is hilarious, because you were all over that thread. You've been drinking too much of The Troll's Kool-Aid and it's gotten to your memory.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                  skeevy420 KDE depends on Qt5. Qt keeps back important fixes. That’s wrong and unethical. The only good thing is that we all know by now. No one can hide the facts.
                  It was pretty wrong; especially from an open source user's perspective. IMHO they should have waited until now and did the LTS freezing stuff with this release. I don't have an issue with the paid LTS freeze itself, but how and when they did it was a real dick move.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
                    Maybe it's not forked because 99.9% of the user base that use it for free are okay with a company holding something back so they can pay the 50 engineers , the dozen QA people and the half dozen managers used to create such a quality product. But seeing that your not, feel free to take your force of one and fork it.
                    Please, don't try that the usual troll in those threads understands those concepts, he has no ever started a business (he doesn't even have a real job, which enables him to come immediately to hijack every Qt or KDE news).

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