[Development] Preparing to release repackaged version of Qt 4.8.3 with Digia copyrights

Rafael Roquetto rafael.roquetto at kdab.com
Thu Oct 4 14:11:17 CEST 2012

On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 11:53:48AM +0000, Turunen Tuukka wrote:
> Naturally everything can be done, it is just a matter how much work it
> takes. It is easy to talk if it not you who is doing it...
> It has already been decided to start using branches, so later on things
> like this will get simpler. But now we need to work based on the situation
> we have.

How much work does it take to create a dangling branch, or to go the other way
Steve suggested and just go for a tag?

> >
> >Releasing 4.8.3 again makes no sense. If there are changes, release 4.8.4.
> As said, it is completely fine for us to release the 4.8.3 with just the
> new copyrights, but since many users would benefit of the MinGW fix, we
> propose to include it as well.

Then call it 4.8.4 and please include the SSL patch, because it is

> Because there is no significant difference in functionality to 4.8.3 we
> proposed to call it 4.8.3-1. I truly do not see how it can hurt anyone to
> do so.

MingW + SSL are signifcant changes. It hurts to try to do things right by
doing things wrong.


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