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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Jun 24 17:50:01 CEST 2016

On sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2016 08:33:39 PDT Lars Knoll wrote:
> >2) because the .qmake.conf file in qtdeclarative contains the same version
> > number for two releases. It's impossible for regular people to tell us
> >which version they have compiled if they have already erased the source
> >tarballs.
> True, but I don’t think it’ll be a problem in practice. Let’s however make
> sure we get this right next time.

I disagree. This problem is going to affect Support a lot more, as it will be 
difficult to get the actual version number from people. When customers come for 
support and say they have 5.6.1, Support will have to tell the customer 
"please re-download and install the new version" because they won't be sure 
that the customer didn't download the old version last week.

As for support on the IRC channel and mailing list,s if we don't change the 
.qmake.conf file, I will simply tell people to *downgrade* to 5.6.0 or wait for 
5.6.2. Think of packagers that don't pay that good an attention to this 
mailing list. They may not realise that it's a different version and may 
simply call it 5.6.1.

I will disavow any and all QML-related problems in 5.6.1 in IRC and the 
interest ML if it sticks to the same version number.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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