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

André Pönitz apoenitz at t-online.de
Thu Feb 8 23:07:33 CET 2018

On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 04:32:25AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Lars Knoll wrote:
> > * Instead we put our focus on getting 5.11 out as quickly as we can. Let’s
> > branch now, create first alpha and then beta packages as quickly as
> > possible. Not having to merge from 5.10 will ease this significantly.
> > Getting 5.11 out quick will hopefully also make Webengine not fall too
> > far/long behind upstream security patches.
> We are now in early February. By your schedule, 5.11 will be out on the last 
> day of May. That's a whopping 4 months without a Qt release from the current 
> (non-LTS) branch! In that time, at least 2 batches of Chromium security 
> updates will happen. And that does not even account for the inevitable slips 
> that consistently happen.
> If this decision is now final, you are really telling your users to get 
> lost! :-(

I think you need to start differentiating between Qt-without-Webengine
and QtWebengine.

And maybe "we" should do that, too.


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