[Development] Branch for Qt 6
lars.knoll at qt.io
Tue Jan 15 14:25:30 CET 2019
> On 15 Jan 2019, at 14:00, Tor Arne Vestbø <Tor.arne.Vestbo at qt.io> wrote:
>> On 15 Jan 2019, at 13:52, Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at qt.io> wrote:
>>> On 15 Jan 2019, at 13:44, Kari Oikarinen <kari.oikarinen at qt.io> wrote:
>>> An alternative way of seeing (and perhaps handling) is in the same way as we
>>> handle feature branches. The qt6/6/next/whatever branch would be for development
>>> that can't be put into dev yet as it is not suitable for the 5.x releases.
>>> Everything that is suitable for 5.x would still go to dev. Once the last minor
>>> version of the 5 series of releases freezes, dev is open for 6.x stuff. Then the
>>> qt6/6/next branch would be merged into dev and deleted.
>> Yes, that’s what it would be in practice.
> Except we can’t merge ‘qt6’ into ‘dev’ until 5.15 has been branched, and we’ll branch off 6.0 before that, so unlike a normal feature branch that gets merged into a release branch, and then released, we would then release directly from a feature branch (qt6).
Huh? Why? Qt 6.0 would only be branched half a year after 5.15 is being branched. I don’t see the problem here.
> If we already know we’re going to release Qt 6, we can skip the feature branch and just set up the branch matching the long term solution _now_.
> Tor Arne '
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