Qt 4 uplift (was Re: [lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2007-10-17)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Mon Oct 22 11:25:19 PDT 2007

On Monday 22 October 2007, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.linux-foundation.org wrote:
> > Darren Davis wrote:
> >> I asked our product management team, and the policy is as I stated
> >> that generally they do not do major updates like this for a future
> >> service pack.  That aside, SUSE Product Management has in fact
> >> decided that they are going to try and include Qt 4.3 in SLES 10
> >> SP2.  So, they stated they would really like to see that version
> >> used as the basis for an update to the LSB.
> >
> > This should clear the way, then, for us to uplift to Qt 4.2, I think.
> > (4.3, as I recall, is too new for some other distros.)
> Can we get together a chart?
> I presume 4.3 is backwards compatible, such that a distro with 4.3
> will conform to a spec that requires 4.2?  If not, we'e on a
> treadmill that we won't have be able to get off....

BC is kept between minor releases. so something that expects the symbols from 
x.y (e.g. it was compiled against it) will work with all versions x.(y+n) 
where n>=0 ...

(it doesn't necessarily work in the reverse direction, obviously =)

Aaron J. Seigo
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