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

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 10:55:55 CEST 2017

On 11 April 2017 at 11:47, Tuukka Turunen <tuukka.turunen at qt.io> wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> I can understand your viewpoint, but unfortunately keeping 5.8 open does cause additional load to the systems as well as people. It would be great if you would rather focus into improving Qt 5.9 and making it good for our users than pushing stuff into a branch that has no further releases planned from it.
> Can you explain why you can not push your Qt Base changes to 5.9 like ~everyone else?

I still hear suggestions along the lines of pushing stuff into 5.8,
from which they "eventually get merged into 5.9 and dev". That
merging seems to be an occasional manual process, though, so the
overall situation is confusing indeed.  At any rate, I think
it would be wise to do a 5.8->5.9 merge before even considering
closing 5.8, lest we lose bugfixes.

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