On martedì 24 agosto 2021 09:01:12 CEST Nikita Melnichenko wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Thanks Davide for bringing this up. I think the 2.8.0 release is long
> waited by many people. We have many issues fixed on the master branch,
> however lots of users are hesitant to compile from sources, and we see
> many bugs are closed as dups these days. BTW, thanks Davide and Toni for
> being active with regards to bug reports!
Starting from the third step: should we raise the minimal requirements for the
ATM, I'm checking repology.org
to get the distros' status. My idea is to "ignore"
the distros that does not ship 2.7.2 (2.7.x is fine too).
Direct example (with a used distro): Ubuntu 18.04 ships Qt 5.9.5 and Frameworks
5.44 but it does use Krusader 2.6.0; unless the packagers won't raise the build,
I would ignore it. This is almost similar to when we dropped the KDE4 Krusader
This is my personal opinion, I use a rolling release / bleeding edge distro since
ten years and the number of regressions is low. While I can understand that
upgrading a distro could be difficult for some users, I don't understand why
packages are not updated in non-LTS distros.
Back again, I propose to raise to the Ubuntu 20.04 versions: Qt 5.12 and KF5 5.68;
this should covers all other active distros.