[Development] Notes on "Managing Qt's branches" session @ QCS 2016

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Sep 8 17:13:11 CEST 2016

On quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2016 07:37:28 PDT Liang Qi wrote:
> Is it better to have 5.7.2 around 5.8.0 final release and close 5.7 after
> that? 5.7.1 is very soon in a few weeks. There will be a few months gap
> between 5.7.1 and 5.8.0/5.8.1. The first release of new branch, like 5.8.0,
> sometimes it's not tested enough in user(or application developers) side,
> so some regressions or a bit critical issues will be found between 5.8.0
> and 5.8.1. It's good for users to have a more stable release of 5.7.2.
> If we stick to do release like this kind of order, 5.6.2->5.7.1->5.8.0
> Beta, it's not very difficult to have a 5.6.3->5.7.2->5.8.0 or similar.
> And I would like to see it becomes a convention for future releases.

It wouldn't be bad, if the release team and merging team can make it work. Our 
concern was that you and Eddy are spending far too much time on doing merges.

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

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