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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sun Jun 26 06:22:23 CEST 2016

On sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2016 08:50:01 PDT Thiago Macieira wrote:
> 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.

On IRC just now:

20:59 < nurupo> what does "-1" in "5.6.1-1" mean?
21:00 < nurupo> it always was major.minor.patch, with the API/ABI 
compatibility relation between them well defined
21:00 < nurupo> but suddenly there is this "-1"

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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