[Development] Finishing the transition to the cherry-pick model

Volker Hilsheimer volker.hilsheimer at qt.io
Fri Apr 17 14:59:59 CEST 2020

> On 17 Apr 2020, at 14:26, Alex Blasche <alexander.blasche at qt.io> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
>> Volker Hilsheimer
>> 1) we will shut down the forward-merging bot next week
> .... 
>> 3) we will turn on the cherry-picking bot for all repositories
>> Expect this to happen in early May, but probaly not at the same time for all
>> repos. We will update the commit template to include a commented out “Pick-
>> to” footer.
> Why would we accept a gap period during which the forward merging is already off and the cherry-picking bot is not yet on?

Orchestrating the transition so that there is no gap at all introduces a huge amount of complexity without any gain. The gap has no practical impact. As long as we merge (no matter how), stuff committed directly to 5.15 will reach dev this way. It might take a bit longer than usual once we do it manually, but a merge taking a few days or even weeks is not unusual today either.

We merge manually during the transition period, which gives us more control. By the time we stop merging manually, the cherry-pick bot will be in place.


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