[Development] Branch for Qt 6
Tor Arne Vestbø
Tor.arne.Vestbo at qt.io
Tue Jan 15 15:38:22 CET 2019
> On 15 Jan 2019, at 14:25, Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at qt.io> wrote:
>> 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.
In that case the feature-branch perspective works. I was under the impression there would be an overlap in dev activity.
- qt6, until 5.15 is branched, then merge qt6 into dev, delete qt6, and branch 6.0 off of that?
Sounds good, though I agree with ossi it should be wip/qt6. My main motivation was that we wouldn’t lave a long term ‘qt6’ branch.
And if we happen to do a 5.16, it would be branched off 5.15, since there’s no more Qt 5 series dev as ossi pointed out.
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