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Re: Qt 6 on X32 and HPPA ports: upstream requiring proof of usage

Hi Lisandro!

On Thu, 2023-02-02 at 13:48 -0300, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> Upstream has just required us for a proof that Qt 6 is being in use in your 
> ports:
> <https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtbase/+/437349/comments/
> cb357b65_46e7edcd>
> If the outcome is "not working" or "not really being in use"  they will 
> probably remove support from upstream's source code.
> What is the current status of Qt 6 in your ports? Can you supply an image of 
> Qt 6 working on them?

I'm not sure what they consider »support«, there are some pre-processor definitions
in the code which hardly can be considered a maintenance burden. Or are they going
to start adding large chunks of architecture-specific code? Not sure I understand
the motivation behind the question.

Besides that, the problem with Qt in this context are the large number of reverse
dependencies. If you break Qt on a given architecture, you will also break packages
such as Subversion and Git since they have transitive dependencies on Qt.

I don't think intentionally breaking Qt on a given architecture just because a maintainer
doesn't want to »maintain« a few lines of pre-processor code for it can be considered
good spirit.

Why would they do that?


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