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

Tomasz Olszak olszak.tomasz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 19:41:56 CET 2013


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

> On terça-feira, 19 de março de 2013 18.27.40, Tomasz Olszak wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Now it's clear how 3rd party companies can rely on eventual maintenance
> of
> > 5.0 version.
>
> I don't know whether this was meant to be ironic or not.
>
> The old/5.0 branch will be created for two reasons:
>  * we may want to do a future 5.0.x release, in case circumstances change
>  * vendors providing longer support, such as Digia and Linux distributions,
>    may want to integrate those changes in their own releases.
>
> One possible "circumstance change" is that the 5.1.0 release process takes
> longer than expected. If we can't get 5.1.0 out within 3 months of 5.0.2,
> I'll
> be among those requesting a 5.0.3 release. There are currently 101 patches
> in
> stable that aren't in releases (97 not cherry-picked, according to git
> cherry).
>
> --
> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
>
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It was not meant to be ironic.

I wanted to copy Qt project development workflow for some internal project.
After reading branch guidelines it was not clear how critical fixes for
version 5.0 would be delivered to community.

Sorry for misunderstanding.
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