[Buildroot] Qt5 LTS handling [was: package/qt5: bump latest version to 5.12.4]
arnout at mind.be
Sat Jul 13 20:05:02 UTC 2019
On 13/07/2019 11:43, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
>>>>>> "Arnout" == Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> writes:
> >>> So actually, my proposal would be to forego the LTS entirely and just go for
> >>> latest. That does mean that we end up with an unmaintained qt5 in our own LTS
> >>> branch. For example, Qt 5.14 will probably get its last update around June 2020.
> >>> Note that the current situation (LTS vs. Latest choice) would not be a solution
> >>> for that - the Latest would still be in the unmaintained situation, so it would
> >>> in practice not be useable.
> > Addendum to my earlier statement: in my (admittedly limited) experience, there
> > isn't really much reason to stick to LTS releases. Backward compatibility is
> > generally OK, and regressions can be fixed.
> I also don't use Qt, so I know next to nothing about it. With Qt5.6 EOL
> (so the GPL2/3 issue no longer applicable) then I'm fine with a single
> Qt5 version if that is the general agreement among users.
Just as a reminder: if we just have latest, we would end up with Qt 5.14 in
2020.02, but that will stop receiving updates in June or so. So we will have
half a year without (security) updates to Qt.
IMO, LTS is best effort so this is acceptable.
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