[Development] What's the magic incantation for developing effectively from the Qt git repo?

Chris Colbert sccolbert at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 04:20:12 CET 2013

I didn't know that about git submodules. TIL.

But yes, it seems it would make sense to update the submodule hashes to the
latest stable whenever Gerrit merges something to that branch.

Of course, I may be way off base as to what purpose qt5.git is actually
meant to serve, but from these pages:


it seems to be the recommended approach for contributing fixes and
features. If that's the case, then (imho) it would make most sense to have
it track the same thing the build bot is building against.

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM, Nicolás Alvarez
<nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2013/12/5 Chris Colbert <sccolbert at gmail.com>:
> > In the broader sense, if the Gerrit only merges to 'stable' once the
> build
> > succeeds and (presumably) tests pass, what's the reasoning behind not
> having
> > qt5.git default the submodules to the 'stable' branch?
> Git doesn't support making a submodule that points at "the stable
> branch". Submodules always point to specific commit hashes. Maybe your
> question is why the submodules aren't updated to the latest stable
> more frequently?
> --
> Nicolás
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