[Development] [Releasing] brown paper bag issue in Qt 5.6.1 packages

Tuukka Turunen tuukka.turunen at qt.io
Wed Jun 22 08:54:54 CEST 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Development [mailto:development-
> bounces+tuukka.turunen=qt.io at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Lars Knoll
> Sent: keskiviikkona 22. kesäkuuta 2016 9.49
> To: Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>; development at qt-
> project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] [Releasing] brown paper bag issue in Qt 5.6.1
> packages
> On 22/06/16 08:37, "Development on behalf of Thiago Macieira"
> <development-bounces+lars.knoll=qt.io at qt-project.org on behalf of
> thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> >On terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016 16:42:14 PDT Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >> I propose that we delete the bad tag, retag and rerelease with a
> >> better name.
> >
> >Also: update MODULE_VERSION qtdeclarative/.qmake.conf. It MUST be
> >different from the original 5.6.1 version.
> Why?
> It’s one patch for a bug that can hit quite some of our users, otherwise
> everything is identical.
> Let’s for a second assume, we had not released an update, but added this to
> the known issues page and released 5.6.2 some time later this year. What
> would have happened is that all Linux distributions would have picked up
> that one patch, added it to their packages, and recompiled 5.6.1. The .so
> version number inside the distributions would still be 5.6.1, and you wouldn’t
> know the difference looking from the outside. The only thing that changes
> when the Linux distributions do such an update is the version number of the
> package, not of the .so’s inside.
> We basically do the same here. Yes, we can argue whether the tag should be
> 5.6.1-1 or, but it doesn’t change the fact that I don’t really see a
> problem in keeping the .so version for this case.


The issue is severe and due to the summer holidays and work needed to prepare for Qt 5.8 it is not possible to make Qt 5.6.2 full release.

Furthermore, we have now everything ready and tested for releasing the Qt 5.6.1-1 today, including full offline and online binary packages. 

Users need it and it is ready, so we really need to release this now.



> Cheers,
> Lars
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