[mythtv] Re: [mythtv-commits] mythtv commits

Jeremiah Morris jm at whpress.com
Sun Jan 16 10:27:21 EST 2005

On 16 Jan 2005, at 4:55 AM, Ivor Hewitt wrote:

> I was a little surprised to see the QT3.1 workaround applied to CVS 
> without
> discussion actually.

The last two times it came up, I didn't see any response from the 
developers either way. When the patch was originally proposed, Isaac 
said he wanted 3.1 compatibility and asked David Hardeman to change the 
patch. Because David was issuing several versions of that patch at the 
time, I assumed that the checkin with executedQuery() was 
unintentional. Since the last official word I found was pro-3.1, I 
assumed that was still the policy. I don't really care either way, I 
just don't want us to claim 3.1 compatibility while we're breaking 
compilation for 3.1.


> When it becomes time for a release then a decision could be made 
> whether the
> changes that depended on a newer QT were worth breaking compatibility.

I disagree strongly with this. If the decision is made in favor of 
compatibility, then we'd potentially be making several unrelated, 
difficult-to-test (since we rely on 3.1 testers) changes throughout the 
code just before a release. That's a recipe for disaster in my opinion; 
I don't want a 0.17.1 release to be necessary for something this 

- Jer

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