[Development] Qt branches & proposal how to continue with those

Sean Harmer sean.harmer at kdab.com
Thu Feb 1 11:44:14 CET 2018

-1 from me. How is this any less work than merging, especially with git 

Can we please keep 5.9 open until we have at least released 5.11.0?

I really don't want to get into a situation where we have bug fixes on 
5.9 and 5.11 but not 5.10.2 say.

Once 5.10 is properly closed then fine, move to a cherry pick approach 
for 5.9 but right now, especially for Qt 3D we have some important bug 
fixes landing on 5.9 than can be merged forward (with the help of git 
rerere) but for which cherry picking would be more awkward and also risk 
missing 5.10.2 if there is one.



On 01/02/2018 10:21, Jani Heikkinen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Development [mailto:development-bounces+jani.heikkinen=qt.io at qt-
>> project.org] On Behalf Of Tuukka Turunen
>> Sent: tiistai 30. tammikuuta 2018 23.38
>> To: Konrad Rosenbaum <konrad at silmor.de>; development at qt-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [Development] Qt branches & proposal how to continue with those
>> The item that has received comments both in favor and against is what to do
>> with 5.10 now. I think that instead of closing 5.10, we could move it to cherry
>> pick mode, just like Qt 5.9 is. That allows putting the necessary fixes there, but
>> reduces the amount of needed merges a lot. It also allows to faster get all the
>> fixes merged up to dev, which is something we have struggled in the past.
>> With this approach we have full capability to make Qt 5.10.2 release, if one is
>> needed. We also continue to make Qt 5.9.x patch releases. We would have two
>> branches open for direct submission: 5.11 and dev, and for each commit the
>> lowest applicable branch can be chosen. For all such important fixes that need
>> to be in Qt 5.9.x LTS releases or in the 5.10 branch, we use cherry picking.
> This is OK for me as well so +1 from my side
> - Jani
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