[Development] RFC: What constitutes a "non-destabilising" bug-fix?

Marc Mutz marc.mutz at kdab.com
Mon Dec 10 12:01:23 CET 2012

On Sunday December 9 2012, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2012-12-09, Sune Vuorela <nospam at vuorela.dk> wrote:
> > On 2012-12-09, Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:
> >> 3.  new features and bug-fixes that require new strings or BiC changes
> >> should be submitted to 'dev' directly.
> >
> > binary incompatible changes should not be submitted anywhere except for
> > Qt6.
> I've asked to clarify the above.
> There is a special thing from now until 5.0 is out where under certain
> circumstances, BiC changes can happen, and should under those certain
> circumstances happen in all branches targetting 5.y.z. Until 5.0 is out.
> Find those certain circumstances and a howto in a relevant mail from the
> chief maintainer.
> Once 5.0 is out, my above sentence should apply.

Sorry, I was unclear. When I say BiC/BC I meant _forward_ binary compatibility 
as required between point releases.

Thanks for the heads-up, though.

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