Looks like Qt is over.
> The Qt Company has followed up on its plan to make long-term support releases commercial-only by closing the source for 5.15 today, earning protests from open-source contributors who say that the 6.0 release, which remains open, is not yet usable.
@trickydick Many developers have read the writing on the wall and shunned Qt for a while, if I understand correctly. I never learned to use it myself.
I want to learn desktop GUI forms this year. Maybe Tk because it's so small.
Doesn't seem like it's a huge deal, everyone has the right to stop developing something and/or make a repo private.
If there are significant outside developers, they can just fork 5.15 into LibreQT and drop the CLA.
If there aren't, well, then I guess it's a good thing trolltech does what they do because without them there would be no QT.
@progo I know that it would be a big risk to install KDE/Qt on my computer as I expected exactly this to happen.I only didn't expect it to happen two weeks after installing it already 😲 Let's see if KDE will make a open source fork.Well,they have to,otherwise KDE would be dead.
The key question's tho if they will be _able_ to do it because KDE devs are probably already overburdened, the whole of Qt could prove too hard.
On the flip side non-KDE users would gravitate towards the FOSS option so this may prove beneficial for KDE and suicidal for TrollTech.
@progo holy shit WHAT
Honestly, if this is what I think it is, it could actually be a good thing. I prefer qt slightly, but if it's out of the mix then fragmentation will no longer be a problem.
Haven't read the article yet though
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