[Development] Qt5 Branch-Guidelines and maintaining older Qt5 version

Frederik Gladhorn frederik.gladhorn at digia.com
Tue Mar 19 17:40:40 CET 2013

Tirsdag 19. mars 2013 13.26.22 skrev Tomasz Olszak:
> Hello,
> I read this <http://qt-project.org/wiki/Branch-Guidelines> article but
> still do not understand one aspect.
> Could someone explain the process of bug fixing (e.g. bug in QString) 5.0
> and releasing 5.0.x version after releasing 5.1.0 version on release branch?
> I suppose that either I don't have enough git knowledge or
> mentioned article does not fully cover process of maintenance older Qt5
> version in the future.
> As far I understand, when 5.0.0 was released some bugfixes was merged and
> 5.0.1 tag was added in release branch. After releasing Qt 5.1 version how
> critical fixes will be added to 5.0 version without having 5.0 branch?

The current plan is that 5.0.2 is the last 5.0 release.
In case of security issues or other badly needed updates we can create a 
branch at any point in time from the 5.0.2 tag.

> Thanks in advance,
> Tomasz Olszak
Best regards,
Frederik Gladhorn
Senior Software Engineer - Digia, Qt
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