[Development] requesting an own 4.8-blackberry10 branch on gitorious

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Mon Dec 17 15:24:02 CET 2012

On 17.12.2012 15.55, "Peter Hartmann" <phartmann at rim.com> wrote:

>would it be possible to get an own 4.8-blackberry10 branch on gitorious
>in the qt repo (https://qt.gitorious.org/qt/qt), similar to the
>4.8.0-symbian branch that still exists?
>The thing is for BlackBerry 10 we are working as close to upstream (i.e.
>4.8 branch) as possible, but due to some features we needed that are
>hard to get into 4.8 (e.g.
>https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,39135) and turnaround time for
>getting patches into Qt 4 (+ getting them into Qt 5 first), it would be
>good if we had an own dedicated branch for it.
>We could point people to it in case they want to compile Qt themselves
>for BlackBerry 10, and make sure everybody working on it (us and KDAB)
>is using exactly the same branch.
>Alternatively I guess we could just clone the repo into a team clone.

We can discuss this, but personally I am not that fond of creating
platform specific branches. I think the drawbacks of these clearly
outweight the benefits in long run.

If your problem is mainly turnaround time for getting things in it may be
due to many being busy with getting Qt 5.0.0 out. In general we are still
welcoming improvements to 4.8 as long as they are not behavioral or public
API changes.



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