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

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at qt.io
Thu Feb 1 12:19:13 CET 2018

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 09:38:29PM +0000, Tuukka Turunen wrote:
> 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.
that makes no sense at all.
firstly, 5.9 is NOT in cherry-pick mode - your own update to quip 5
codifies this status quo. i see no reason to revise that decision
secondly, *nobody* is going to cherry-pick to a branch which *could*
_hypothetically_ have another patch release, because that would be an
epic waste of resources.
thirdly, let me point out that cherry-picking *delays* patch releases,
because it implies that a commit must have already integrated into a
more current branch before it can hit the release branch (deviating from
that principle is just plain stupid), which in the context of our
infrastructure makes it a poor choice for recent/active branches.

so no, this just isn't an option.

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