Hi there,

there was a patch early this year (January 2014) to fix Windows XP compatibility issues in Qt5. The problem was/is basically that sprintf_s is not available in XP's Winapi and running Qt5 executables fail with an error message that symbol of sprintf_s is not found.
As far as I understand the patch is currently in trunk with commit r6469.

I was wondering now, what the branch guidelines or release cycles are? I haven't found anything in the documentation. The driver of this question is, when this fix will be considered for stable? I would highly appreciate it, if this fix can be merged into stable soon.

I'm using the builds from MinGW-builds usually and they build stable. Hence the fix isn't in there yet. In worst case I would have to build MinGW myself, but I want to avoid that if possible.