[Development] Focusing bug fixes to 5.9 branch and patch releases during H1/17

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 10:34:20 CEST 2017

On 11 April 2017 at 11:22, Ville Voutilainen
<ville.voutilainen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 April 2017 at 10:30, Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 11 April 2017 07:49:28 Tuukka Turunen wrote:
>>> There has been a lot of discussion about this in the mailing lists, I think
>>> the two ones below sum it up quite well.
>> They sum up *your* POV well. But up to a few weeks ago, more fixes went into
>> 5.8 QtBase than changes into 5.9, even though TQC personell was asked to
>> ignore 5.8.
>> You can close 5.8 on all other modules, if you wish, but I'd ask to keep it
>> open on QtBase, which has a lively development going on in 5.8 to this day.
> Here's an anecdote: this https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/189229/
> hasn't been merged
> to 5.9, as far as I can see. I find it curious that bugfixes from two
> weeks ago haven't trickled
> into 5.9 from 5.8 yet. Such matters may well raise the bar for users
> for working with 5.9 rather than
> with 5.8.

To elaborate: I run a bleeding-edge compiler. It feels odd to me that
the best branch to run it on
is a non-bleeding-edge branch, it's quite the opposite.

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