[Development] Proposal: New branch model

Alex Blasche alexander.blasche at qt.io
Mon Jan 28 16:04:20 CET 2019

>From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> on behalf of Jedrzej Nowacki <Jedrzej.Nowacki at qt.io>

>> I mean an external project which is based on Qt, like some commercial
>> application. Say they decided - for good or bad reasons - that they will
>> not migrate to Qt 6, but they require a fix in Qt 5. They even provide
>> this fix, but why would they care about making it work in Qt 6?

>We have the same problem right now, just in the opposite direction. One want
>to fix version 5.9, why the person should help with merging and solving
>problems in 5.12? At least the problem would be visible in gerrit as an not
>staged change.

The problem is significantly lower because the amount of patches is smaller. The 5.9 series accepts less patches due to stricter commit policy, but yes we all test such cherry-picks in 5.9, right?


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