[Development] HEADS-UP: Qt 5.6 feature freeze and branching coming

Heikkinen Jani jani.heikkinen at theqtcompany.com
Fri Aug 7 12:06:33 CEST 2015

Hi all,

As far as I know there shouldn't be anything preventing us to have FF & start branching on Monday 10th Aug as planned. There is still work to do in new CI side but that shouldn't prevent us to proceed with FF.

Qt5.git update isn't working in 'dev' yet but after discussion with Lars & others internally we agreed it isn't a blocker for FF & branching. Of course it needs to be working before alpha release (which is planned to happen 8th September).

So if nothing new turns out later today/during the weekend Qt 5.6 feature freeze is on Monday morning and we will start branching. We will use soft branching like earlier so there should be enough time to finalize ongoing changes for Qt 5.6 in 'dev' & start using '5.6' branch for Qt 5.6 development. And like earlier final downmerge from 'dev' to '5.6' will happen ~ after a week (Most probably Monday 17th Aug).

So please avoid creating new changes in 'dev' during next week, just finalize ongoing changes there & start using '5.6' instead. 'dev' will be "open" for new changes (new features etc) targeting to Qt 5.7 release after the final downmerge.



Lähettäjä: Heikkinen Jani
Lähetetty: 3. elokuuta 2015 13:55
Vastaanottaja: development at qt-project.org
Kopio: releasing at qt-project.org
Aihe: HEADS-UP: Qt 5.6 feature freeze and branching coming

Hi all,

According to  Qt 5.6 schedule (http://wiki.qt.io/Qt-5.6-release) feature freeze & branching from 'dev' to '5.6' should happen next Monday (10.8.2015). How it seems, are we ready for FF after a week?

- Are all new modules in 'dev' already now? should be, see http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2015-June/021809.html

- Are all mandatory new features in 'dev' now or coming in within a week?

- Are new modules & features fulfilling FF criteria, see http://wiki.qt.io/Qt5_feature_freeze

(* List of new features in Qt 5.6 seems to be quite short, see http://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.6 so it should be quite easy to do the FF ;) Or  the page needs some updates from feature/module owners...)

Is there something which prevents us to proceed as planned? Is new CI system working well enough etc? Is Qt5.git update working ok in dev?

I notice from https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/121238/ :

Simon Hausmann
Jul 24 5:41 AM

Patch Set 31: Code-Review-2

Updates will be different


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