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

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Jan 29 15:41:55 CET 2018

29.01.2018, 16:33, "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at chello.at>:
> Simon Hausmann wrote:
>>  In the light of that, I think it would be better to keep the LTS branches
>>  open longer and stop doing patch releases for minor releases that are not
>>  LTS.
> -1 from a distro packager perspective. LTS just does not fit together with
> fast-moving distributions, and we really need those bugfix releases for the
> branches we ship.
> Especially QtWebEngine requires those bugfix releases for security fixes,
> and tracking LTS is not that great there because the base Chromium gets old
> pretty quickly, and websites start complaining (e.g., Google already
> complains about 5.9 being an outdated Chromium) or even stop working
> altogether. The frequency of LTS releases has also so far been totally
> insufficient to keep up with Chromium security fixes (see the huge amount of
> time – almost a whole year! – between 5.6.2 and 5.6.3).
> I would rather see LTS canceled and more effort put into the current
> releases, if having both is a problem.

Note that you can build newer QtWebEngine releases against LTS Qt

>         Kevin Kofler
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