[Development] HEADS-UP: Branching from 'dev' to '5.8' ongoing, Qt 5.8 Feature Freeze coming...

Jani Heikkinen jani.heikkinen at qt.io
Tue Aug 16 17:13:53 CEST 2016

Hi all,

We have still issues with qt5.git integration in 'dev' and some configuration system related changes are missing as well. That's why we agreed to postpone final branching (&FF) a bit in today's release team meeting (memo coming later). New target is Monday 22nd August 2016.

Please do not merge new stuff into dev (that's not strictly required for 5.8) at this point to help us with qt5.git integration. Especially please avoid changes to public or internal APIs for this one week.


From: Jani Heikkinen
Sent: 8. elokuuta 2016 13:58
To: development at qt-project.org
Cc: releasing at qt-project.org
Subject: HEADS-UP: Branching from 'dev' to '5.8' ongoing, Qt 5.8 Feature Freeze coming...

Hi all,

Qt5.git integration in 'dev' succeed during the weekend and we have soft branched '5.8' from 'dev'. It means Qt 5.8 Feature Freeze will be effect 15th August 2016 as well as final branching from 'dev' to '5.8'

So please start using '5.8' for changes targeted to Qt 5.8 release and finalize ongoing ones in 'dev'. Final downmerge from 'dev' to '5.8' will happen Monday 15th Aug (morning).

Please make sure

- All new modules for Qt 5.8 are in 'dev' & part of qt5.git

- All mandatory new features are in 'dev' now or coming in within a week?

- New feature page contains all new features etc: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.8

We will create first src packages from latest qt5.git integration as soon as possible. Please check the packages immediately when available to see if something important is missing. Those packages should be quite close to Qt 5.8 alpha packages so it will be really important to check the packages now.


Jani Heikkinen
Release Manager

The Qt Company
Elektroniikkatie 13
90590 Oulu Finland
jani.heikkinen at qt.io<mailto:jani.heikkinen at qt.io>
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