[scribus-dev] Scribus requires Qt 5.14 in SVN

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Nov 12 17:08:19 UTC 2020

Hi Maria

No sorry, we’re firmly in Qt 514 territory now. We need to keep moving forward and Ubuntu needs to move forward too. There are no risks or troubles. Ubuntu is just behind and should have already been on a later version of Qt sooner. Even 20.10 doesn’t have 5.15 which is just poor. We’d have moved to 5.15 if it wasn’t for 20.10. Users of Scribus should be advised to move to 20.10.



> On 12 Nov 2020, at 17:38, Mattia Rizzolo <mattia at mapreri.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that the required Qt version was bumped to 5.14, from 5.11,
> right after the 1.5.6 release.
> https://www.scribus.net/websvn/comp.php?repname=Scribus&compare[]=%2F at 24200&compare[]=%2F at 24201
> On IRC a-l-e told me that this was done to avoid some "warnings", but
> clearly I imagine there are also some other features that are keen on
> using as well.
> However, I'd like to ask if you could stick to Qt 5.12, which is the
> version available in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.  There are plenty of people
> asking for an updated scribus on Ubuntu 20.04, but requiring a newer Qt
> brings all kinds of risks and troubles¹.
> Thanks for your understanding!
> Mattia
> ¹ I'd either need to import a newer Qt into the PPA, and therefore
> having people install those libraries as well, surely leading to some
> kind of conflict, or figure a way to statically link scribus against Qt
> (is that even possible with the current build system?).  Either way,
> they both carry their own risk from my POV.
> -- 
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