Qt 5.9.3 no longer available in Visual Studio 2015 environment

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12 Mar, 2018 09:11 PM

I added the following to my appveyor script:
  - if exist C:\Qt echo Qt found
  - if exist C:\Qt\5.9.3 echo 5.9.3 found
  - if exist C:\Qt\5.9.3\msvc2015 echo msvc2015 found

Qt shows up as existing but the 5.9.3 directory does not. According to this doc: https://www.appveyor.com/docs/build-environment/#qt Qt 5.9.3 should still be availaible in Visual Studio 2015 environment.

This was all working fine yesterday but broke sometime today.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Mar, 2018 09:16 PM

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    Yep, it’s been updated with 5.9.4.

    Documentation update is coming later today.

  2. 2 Posted by DonLakeFlyer on 12 Mar, 2018 09:18 PM

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    Is there a policy on how long you keep older Qt versions around? And/or how to know when a version is going to be deprecated?

    We keep our stable released builds on specific Qt version. Having to bump a Qt version on a released stable version of our product ends up being a dangerous thing to do.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Mar, 2018 10:56 PM

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    Thanks for sharing your concern.

    We are going to replace "patch" versions as soon as they released by Qt team. They call releases with 3-digit versions "patch releases" which "does not add any new functionality, focus is in bug fixes and performance improvements": http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/11/22/qt-5-9-3-released/. So, when 5.9.5 will be released we'll replace 5.9.4 with it. We obviously can't keep all 5.9.x patch releases on the image as every release takes around 30 GB.

    We not yet decided on retention policy for major releases though. On VS 2015 image there are still Qts 5.3 which is, will, kind of old. We'll send out a message before deprecating any major Qt version.

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:27 AM.

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