ubuntu-app-platform updated to Qt 5.6.2

Dan Chapman dpniel at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 30 13:01:03 UTC 2017

Hi Timo,

How are apps using ubuntu-app-platform supposed to handle this? 

This change has left all apps currently using ubuntu-app-platform unusable without a rebuild of the consuming snap. Which is a rather unpleasant UX and causes unnecessary issues for the developers.

Should it not be that the contents of the ubuntu-app-platform snap never change without a change to the name? i.e ubuntu-app-platform2. Otherwise there is always going to be an endless
cycle of broken snaps because developers weren't around to rebuild every 6 months or so.



On Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:26:35 +0200, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
> Hi,
> ubuntu-app-platform #26 has Qt 5.6.2 (up from 5.6.1), including around
> 5 months of upstream LTS bugfixes. It passed QA and everything seems
> to work normally, but you might find some pet bug to be fixed. Since
> this is the first point release update done in ubuntu-app-platform I
> thought to do an announcement.
> To recap, the platform snap is mostly to be used by apps that target
> Ubuntu Personal and require a shared Qt with backported patches and
> other libraries.
> For most Qt applications snappers, either simply staging from archives
> or using the Qt 5.7 / 5.8 cloud parts offering pure upstream Qt are
> probably more interesting. See the blog post at
> https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/2016/11/16/snapping-qt-apps/ for
> more information.
> Qt 5.6.3 should follow in 6 months or so.
> -Timo

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