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

Tomasz Olszak olszak.tomasz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 18:27:40 CET 2013


2013/3/19 Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>

> On terça-feira, 19 de março de 2013 17.40.40, Frederik Gladhorn wrote:
> > 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.
>
> There will be an old/5.0 branch containing the state of the stable branch
> shortly before dev was merged into it. Whether those changes are ever
> released
> in a 5.0.x release will depend on future circumstances. Current plan is
> that
> there will be no further 5.0.x releases. And even if there are due to
> security
> issues, we may choose to branch off the release tag.
>
> --
> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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Now it's clear how 3rd party companies can rely on eventual maintenance of
5.0 version.
Thank you for the infotmation.
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