[Development] Qt 5.9.0 RC released

Jani Heikkinen jani.heikkinen at qt.io
Fri May 26 15:18:01 CEST 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Development [mailto:development-
> bounces+jani.heikkinen=qt.io at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Marc Mutz
> Sent: perjantai 26. toukokuuta 2017 14.47
> To: development at qt-project.org; releasing at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] Qt 5.9.0 RC released
> 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
 b> > 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.

To be honest this comment feels a bit unfair:  Original error report was P2 and quite many important information were missing. And that's why this wasn't seen as a blocker for the release or critical enough for 'rc2'.

We have re-evaluated the decision based on new information got today & we agree we should fix this before release. That's why we have already staged the fix in. Hoping all will proceed OK and we can release rc2 (= RC + just a fix for QTBUG-60837, nothing else) on Monday and keep the original schedule for the final.


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