[scribus-dev] Scribus requires Qt 5.14 in SVN

Michael J Gruber mjg at fedoraproject.org
Thu Nov 12 17:12:46 UTC 2020

Some additional input:

Qt 5.12 has LTS until 2021-12-05.
Qt 5.14 is supported until 2020-12-12
Qt 5.15 is the next LTS Qt (but very recent).

In Fedora land, the soon to be EOLed Fedora 31 has Qt 5.13 while
Fedora 32 and the recently released Fedora 33 are on Qt 5.14 resp. Qt

So I guess 5.12 is a more LT version to build upon (if it has what
scribus needs), and 5.15 the one to aim for for the next release.

But svn devel is svn devel, and I'm happy the bump was after the 1.5.6
release. I don't think an LTS distro is a good match for the devel
version right after release, where things usually turn experimental
and you try to get rid of old cruft.

Am Do., 12. Nov. 2020 um 17:38 Uhr schrieb Mattia Rizzolo <mattia at mapreri.org>:
> 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.
> --
> regards,
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