[Slackbuilds-users] Qt 5.9 LTS released

Larry Hajali larryhaja at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 03:24:54 UTC 2017

> unfortunately I am not optimistic that soon for Qt, sbo will run a sane
>>> version politic,
>>> The current maintainer showed more or less that he/she does not care to
>>> much and/or does not understand why a LTS version strategy is the right
>>> thing for a distribution like Slackware.
>> All I'll say about this is that the above is a bogus statement!

> That will have to be decided by qt5 maintainer (Larry)
>> My suggestion (suppose we bump to 5.9) is to place them on -review
>> branch first and see if other scripts are working fine with it. If it
>> turns out to be OK, we can then merge it into master and 14.2.
> I don't plan on upgrading Qt5 past the 5.7.X branch for Slackware 14.2.  I
like to keep PyQt5 around the same version as Qt5.  Unfortunately, PyQt5
5.7.1 requires sip 4.19 or above.  I can look at upgrading for -current but
I don't see it happening for 14.2.

> based on rough count, we have more than 60 other scripts depending on
>> qt5 for hard dep and probably more with optional dep. That will take
>> some time to test.
> This is true.  It takes a while to go through all the builds that depend
on Qt5.

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