[maemo-developers] Qt 4.6 & Extras

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Feb 10 11:18:08 EET 2010

The Qt 4.6 libraries in Extras-devel are starting to make their way to
Extras-testing as applications using them start to feel ready. However,
we should avoid them landing in Extras.

The reasons:

- Their own maintainers (the Qt team) don't want them in Extras. They
say they are not final and ready, and having them in Extras-devel was
the obvious way to get the feedback that is helping a lot getting them
in shape.

- When the Qt 4.6 libraries are final they will be integrated in the
Maemo 5 official release. We will share this plan in more detail before
that release comes so the affected developers are aware and can work in
sync. We all want to avoid any hassle to end users and if Qt 4.6 ends up
in Extras the risk of them getting in trouble with dependencies when
updating is high.

So please, don't promote Qt 4.6 apps to Extras-testing and if there is
any already there don't promote it to Extras. Don't worry, the Qt and
maemo teams are working at full speed to get that release/update out in
a reasonable time.

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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