[Development] branch commit policy (Was: Branches)

Peter K├╝mmel syntheticpp at gmx.net
Tue Dec 4 13:11:37 CET 2012

On 04.12.2012 12:28, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 04:29:24PM +0000, Knoll Lars wrote:
>> Dev is the branch where you can land anything that's supposed to go into 5.1. The following policies apply:
>> Stable:
>> This branch will be the basis for Qt 5.0 and subsequent patch level releases. The following policies apply here:
> as clearly some people are *already* doing it wrong, i'd like to remind
> everyone of the obvious other side of branching: merging.
> in all clarity: we have a merge-only policy between long-living branches
> in the same repository. there are *no* cherry-picks (you get slapped
> hard for every single one). submit fixes to the lowest applicable branch
> (generally stable, later release for release-critical problems) and wait
> for them being forward-merged to dev by a qualified merge master.

A "merge-diode" ;)


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