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

Tuukka Turunen tuukka.turunen at qt.io
Tue Jan 30 06:57:38 CET 2018


This is not an either-or thing. Of course both having new feature releases and stable LTS are important. I am not claiming otherwise. My point is that there are more users for the LTS versions, thus I used the expression. There are a lot of users for both, we do not need to have a poll to know that these are both important. 

I still would like to emphasize the point I made in my e-mail: this is to me specifically about what do we do to Qt 5.10 branch after release of Qt 5.10.1. Not about stopping patch releases altogether for other than LTS. 



´╗┐On 30/01/2018, 1.19, "Development on behalf of Kevin Kofler" <development-bounces+tuukka.turunen=qt.io at qt-project.org on behalf of kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:

    Tuukka Turunen wrote:
    > Users prefer LTS releases
    According to what statistics? Also keep in mind that distributions will 
    download Qt once and redistribute it to thousands of users. And also that 
    there are 2 classes of Qt users: application developers and end users.
    Such a bold claim really ought to be more substantiated than that.
    I would on the contrary expect users to want new features sooner rather than 
    later, also considering that Qt is almost 100% backwards compatible from one 
    release to the next anyway, but that is just a feeling with no statistics at 
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