[webkit-qt] Removing support for Qt 4.6 on QtWebKit trunk

Osztrogonac Csaba oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu
Tue Feb 22 09:57:59 PST 2011


We can change the policy, of course. I can accept what you suggested.
But we should have clear, obvious and public policy for it.

With the proposed new policy we should have removed Qt 4.6
support with Qt 4.7 release, when we removed Qt 4.5 support.
And we have to remove Qt 4.7 support when Qt 4.8 will be released.

Additionally we have a buildbot (only builder) for Qt 4.6.3 now
to avoid build breakages: http://webkit.sed.hu/buildbot/waterfall
As far as I remember folks broke Qt 4.6 build once in a blue moon.


Andreas Kling írta:
> On 02/22/2011 06:28 PM, ext Osztrogonac Csaba wrote:
>> As you said, we normally support the latest two _released_ Qt minor
>> version. So now the latest two minor releases are 4.6.3 and 4.7.1.
> Yep, we have said this in the past, it might even be the current policy!
> I don't agree with it though, I think we should support the latest 
> released Qt and the next upcoming release, i.e 4.7 and 4.8 in this case.
> There is not much value in saying "Qt 4.6 is supported by trunk" and 
> then only raising a finger when the build breaks. It's not like many 
> people are testing against 4.6 (or are they? We certainly aren't here in 
> Oslo..)
> -Kling

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