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

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Tue Dec 18 16:45:57 CET 2012

On 18.12.2012 17.06, "Peter Hartmann" <phartmann at rim.com> wrote:

>On 12/18/2012 12:05 PM, Sean Harmer wrote:
>> (...)
>>> In case we decide to proceed with creation of a vendor branch, is it
>>> planned to be a temporary solution or something permanent?
>some months ago, I was confident that this would be something temporary;
>unfortunately, practice has shown that so far we always had a few
>commits (1-10) that we needed to "short-circuit" into our branch because
>some internal team needed a commit urgently (maybe people that have
>worked on the N9 remember that situation). So I don't expect that branch
>to go away anytime soon, to be honest.

Eventually we need to have a policy for these in the Qt Project. There are
thousands of different embedded devices being created, and gets hard if we
create branch for everyone.

I know that you are very busy now, so we do not need to decide this at the
moment. But it just something to plan going forward.



>> I suppose that entirely depends upon what gets committed there. The
>> idea is to keep this branch as the minimum set of patches needed for
>> platform that cannot be merged into the Qt mainline. Peter already
>> one such patch.
>Yes, this is another reason why the branch will most likely not become
>> The case of expediting patches in this branch is to allow this to
>>happen in
>> the open in the spirit of the Qt project. Wherever possible the idea is
>> upstream the patches into the Qt mainline so that the vendor branch
>>remains as
>> close as possible to the official Qt Project version.
>> Vladimir and Peter may have more to add of course.
>> All the best,
>> Sean
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