[Development] HEADS UP: Qt 5.4 feature freeze - is frozen now

Iikka Eklund (via Oswald Buddenhagen) Oswald.Buddenhagen at digia.com
Sat Aug 9 10:16:37 CEST 2014


the ‘dev’ branch is now temporarily closed. From now on, all changes
targeted to Qt5.4.0 need to be pushed to ‘5.4’ branch (once available).

Note that Ossi will continue re-staging changes on dev that fail to
integrate for no fault of their own, until some reasonable deadline.

We will inform you when the ‘5.4’ branch is available and when ‘dev’
branch is opened for changes for Qt5.5.0.

Changes intended for 5.4 which were already pushed for dev can be
re-targeted server-side by administrative action without abandoning and
re-pushing. Drop Ossi a line.

Fixes for 5.3, especially those already uploaded, should NOT be
re-targeted to 5.4 - 5.3 will be merged to 5.4 for weeks to come.

-- Iikka
-- (edited & sent by Ossi)

On 07/29/2014 11:20 AM, Heikkinen Jani wrote:
> Hi,
> Please remember: Qt 5.4 feature freeze is Friday 8th August 2014 12:00
> CET. It means:
> -‘Dev’ branch will be temporarily locked 8th August 2014 12:00 CET
> oAfter that time any changes that are required for Qt 5.4.0 needs to be
> pushed to the '5.4' branch. So if your changes are not in by that time,
> please wait until the branching is done and re-target it to the '5.4'
> branch.
> -All new features/modules targeted to Qt 5.4 must be in ‘dev’ –branch at
> that time & must fulfill criteria for new features/modules (from Lars’s
> old email):
> oPlease make sure that all new functionality
> §Compiles on all reference platforms
> · (If a module/feature is only for one platform, make sure qmake/make
> does nothing on the other platforms)
> §Have tests
> ·Automated tests should cover as much as possible of the new
> functionality. If certain areas are not covered by automated tests, I'd
> like to hear how testing will be done for those
> §Have documentation
> · No undocumented public API. Basic docs have to be there, only
> polishing should still be required after the freeze
> §Have examples
> ·Have some examples showing how to use the API. Examples need to be
> linked from documentation.
> oIn addition, new modules need to
> §Follow the branching scheme
> ·A new module can be ok to only have dev, with ‘5.4’ being created at
> branching time.
> oHave a CI system
> §New modules that are going to be part of Qt releases need to have a CI
> system set up. Please contact CI team early enough….
> -Each new module needs to be a part of qt5.git already in ‘dev’ branch.
> Please notify release team about any new module for Qt 5.4 immediately!
> -‘5.4’ will be branched from ‘dev’ Mon 11^th August 2014
> Br,
> Jani
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Mr. Iikka Eklund
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