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

Olivier Goffart olivier at woboq.com
Fri Oct 5 11:43:39 CEST 2012

On Friday 05 October 2012 09:14:08 Turunen Tuukka wrote:
> The idea was to release as quickly as possible a version with correct
> copyrights. And since the MinGW fix has been requested to include that as
> well.
> We have a large number of platforms to test in, many more than the CI
> systems currently verifies. So we have to have these tests run.
> Furthermore, 4.8 is a platform that provides binary installers done in both
> old and new way, so we need to test all these, in all platforms etc. So it
> just takes some time to see that everything is correct.
> 4.8 is already quite mature platform, and we really do not want to cause
> regressions. Even if it sometimes means it takes a bit of time to make the
> complete release.
> The security fix is already available as a patch, this is just a question of
> making the complete release with all installers etc.
> Hopefully this clarifies the rationale and why I originally wanted to
> proceed with 4.8.3-1, then concentrate more on 5.0 releases and do 4.8.4
> later this year. As said we will not make 4.8.3-1 release through the Qt
> Project, but create the proper 4.8.4 according to the defined release
> process.

Just to add some noise:
There was a Qt 3.3.8b   (also for copyright change)
So to be consistant, it should be  Qt 4.8.3b

The "-1" notation is typically used for package revision in linux 

(NB: I'd personally be in favor of calling it 4.8.4)


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