On Thursday, April 16, 2015 03:59:58 PM Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer 
> Hi everyone! I have drafted a Qt4-removal announce in gobby, Teams→KDE→Qt4,
> right at the top.
> As many of you might know there are different feelings about this removal.
> On one hand we will not be having anything else but security-related bugs
> fixed in Qt4 from the next point release which should happen really soon
> until possibly 2017 (which is possibly one year after Strech's release). On
> the other hand the number of apps using Qt4 is just enormous.
> My suggestion to this is to simply try to get the removal done and see what
> happens during Strech's developing life cycle. Our experience with Qt3 was
> actually better that many think it was, having only 13 source packages using
> Qt3 when we asked for it's removal, and all of them where dead upstream
> (even if functional, like Twinkle).
> As usual I would like you to review the aforementioned removal announce.
> Feel free to edit it, that's why we have Gobby there.
> I would also like some input from the KDE maintainers, specially (but not
> limited to) maxy on how KDE's porting efforts are being developed (for
> example, do you think we will have a usable KDE with Qt5 experience by the
> end of the year?) I haven't tried it myself yet so any input in this regard
> will be highly appreciated.

Since Kubuntu is doing a largely Plasma5/Kf5/Qt5 release this month, I think 
we'll have a very good idea based on user feedback to Kubuntu about how usable 
the KDE/Qt5 experience is.  I haven't tried it either.

Scott K


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