[Development] Qt6 repo

Volker Hilsheimer volker.hilsheimer at qt.io
Thu Jan 14 15:20:04 CET 2021

> On 14 Jan 2021, at 08:21, Nibedit Dey <nibedit.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you everyone for the suggestions.
> I posted in the development group as there was less participation on the topic in the interest group.
> Below are my suggestions:
> 	• Create a clean qt6 supermodule for better maintainability. It's still not too late.
> 	• If the qt5 supermodule is renamed, then it will still have many qt5 branches. This may create confusion while looking for specific branches.
> 	• The use of a script is a good idea, but it needs to be mentioned in the README document. Else new Qt developer or contributors may face difficulties while building from source.
> Any thoughts?

Given that there’ll be a Qt 7 and Qt 8, and perhaps not only after 7 years, I’d prefer a “qt.git” which contains only the .gitmodules file (plus needed LICENSE files), and whatever “bootstrapping” script and README we want to help with our somewhat special git setup (gerrit specific hooks; our commit templates; ssh configuration since our gerrit server listens on port 29418, and requires a special cypher to be used; that we want people to pull from code.qt.io rather than from gerrit; etc).

I don’t quite understand why all those Qt 5 branches will confuse people; if you look for branches, use grep or whatever. So, I’d rather rename today’s qt.git to qt4.git, and qt5.git to qt.git. Or as a second option rename qt.git to qt4.git and then start with a fresh qt.git.


> Best Regards,
> Nibedit
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:06 PM Nibedit Dey <nibedit.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Is there any plan to move the qt6 source code to a different repo (qt6)? Currently, the branch lies inside the qt5 repo.
> Is there going to be a Qt6 super module in near future?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Nibedit
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