Hi everyone! We the Qt maintainers have reached a decision with respect to this topic. We reached debian-devel in order to get an idea of what other fellow Debian users and developers think of this subject. We would *really* like to thank you all for chiming in and discussing this in quite a nice way. Yes, most of us have strong positions, but even then the discussion was both civil and fruitful. So again, thanks to you all! It seems now clear that the general consensus seems to expect: = Qt available for both Desktop and ES OpenGL flavours As we tried hard to explain this is really not easy nor even supported by upstream. But of course, if someone thinks [s]he wants to take the effort then [s]he's more than welcomed to joining the team. You will certainly need C++ library packaging skills and a *whole lot* of free time and build power. Due to the nature of this change, if the goal is achieved, it will be certainly targeted for Buster+1. = If no change is possible, keep arm64 with Desktop OpenGL support That seems to be what most of you want, and to say the truth, the easiest for us: we just keep status quo, no transition needed. We just package the next point release, check for bugs and mostly be done for Buster. So this is the approach we will take. Both Dmitry and I just learned that the RPI has the VC4 driver which enables it to do hardware acceleration for Desktop OpenGL, we must admit that this is a game changer in many ways, even if we are talking on just one board (but quite an ubiquitous one). People wanting Qt+GLES on arm64 can always use Ubuntu. For the Qt side of the Qt/KDE Team, Lisandro People reading the bug: please see <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2018/11/msg00457.html> -- Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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