[Development] Setting up time-based releases for the project
Janne.Anttila at digia.com
Tue Aug 7 11:09:46 CEST 2012
Lars Knoll wrote:
> In general I like the model. As Thiago said it's pretty close to what we've been
> discussing internally before we started Qt 5 development.
> I agree that we should kickstart the model after the beta release. Branch
> names should be more concrete and for outsiders to understand, so I'm with
> Alan to give then easy to understand names. My proposal would be master,
> beta and stable.
The proposed model fits very well for QtCommercial also - so I do support it.
And yes, less metaphorical branch names, please.
> * A new patch level release is released from stable when we see a need. I
> don't think a strict 2 month policy will work here, esp. when we e.g. have a
> security advisory we need to release a fix for.
My only concern was also related to fixed 2 months release cycle for patch releases and here I would support Thiago's and Lars comments where release team has a bit more freedom and can start the release process sooner if needed.
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