[Development] QtWayland Compositor and marketplace

Shawn Rutledge shawn.rutledge at qt.io
Thu Jul 16 10:10:11 CEST 2020

> On 2020 Jul 6, at 18:57, Pier Luigi Fiorini <pierluigi.fiorini at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that some modules are going into the marketplace, for example Qt Multimedia.
> Would you consider doing so for QtWayland Compositor?
> The compositor API would surely benefit from a faster release cycle.
> Getting new protocols and updates sooner instead of every 6 months would be great.
> Thoughts?

I’m dubious about whether the release cycle would really be faster that way.  Continuing to include it in the release every 6 months probably adds more motivation to keep fixing things regularly, rather than slowing it down.

Otherwise, do you have examples of ongoing changes that really shouldn’t wait until the next release?

It’s currently possible to build from git.  (And I hope it remains that way.)  “Releases” are artificial flag days, from one side; in practice, Linux distros tend to wait for them, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Maybe you want to add an extra level of release numbering, and put those intermediate releases into Marketplace, just to have the psychological effect of the existence of more “releases”, and update distro packages more often from there?  I.e. after 5.15.1 comes,, etc.  But then I’d predict that it will not be so many after all, as long as generating releases takes human time.

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