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

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Fri Feb 2 18:43:40 CET 2018

On Montag, 29. Januar 2018 14:40:20 CET Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Giuseppe D'Angelo wrote:
> > I don't agree, 5.10 releases should be done on a regular basis until
> > 5.11.1 is out (Yes, .1, many users don't upgrade to .0 versions...)
> +1, I also agree with you and therefore disagree with the original proposal.
> Especially security warrants always having one current release branch
> active. There is one Qt component (QtWebEngine) for which it is essentially
> GUARANTEED that there will be security concerns to address. In addition,
> security issues can hit any Qt component at any time. Those MUST be
> addressed in a timely manner for Qt to be usable.
> While offering security fixes as patches attached to security advisories can
> work for some components, this is not always workable. In particular,
> QtWebEngine just cannot be handled that way.
> And of course, there can also be other bugs that users will want fixed
> sooner rather than later.
I also agree. We should have a patch release at least every two months. As far 
as can tell that should mean a 5.10.2.


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