[Development] Qt 5.9.0 RC released

Marc Mutz marc.mutz at kdab.com
Fri May 26 13:46:48 CEST 2017

On Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:48:15 Jani Heikkinen wrote:
> Hi all,
> Qt 5.9.0 RC is now available. Diff to beta4 can be found as an attachment.
> You can update RC at the top of existing online installation by using
> maintenance tool or do clean installation. Instructions how to get the
> release via online installer are here:
> https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer. At this time
> there is also offline installers available, see
> http://download.qt.io/development_releases/qt/5.9/5.9.0-rc/
> Please test the release as soon as possible and report your effort via
> https://wiki.qt.io/Qt59_release_testing. We are planning to release Qt
> 5.9.0 final Wed 31.5.2017.

https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-60837 should be fixed for 5.9.0. The fix 
is up on Gerrit the whole week already, but the release team is refusing to 
merge it and make an RC2.

If such issues are not cause for a RC2, then why do we bother with betas and 
RCs at all? Just branch off of dev, call it 5.9.0 and follow up a few weeks 
later with 5.9.1.


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