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Tue Mar 23 19:32:30 CET 2021
Any progress on QTQAINFRA-4200 ?
On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 6:56 PM Edward Welbourne <edward.welbourne at qt.io>
> Nibedit Dey (14 January 2021 22:18) wrote:
> >>> We will wait for the Qt maintainers to take a call on this topic and
> >>> let us know the decision.
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:17 PM Edward Welbourne <edward.welbourne at qt.io>
> >> Well, this mailing list *is* where and how the Qt maintainers make such
> >> decisions, so let's have a concrete proposal (not new, just spelled out
> >> here for the sake of concreteness):
> >> * Rename the old qt.git to qt4.git
> >> * Change anything that previously referenced qt.git to point to qt4.git
> >> * Rename qt5.git to qt.git
> >> * Retain a qt5.git symlink to qt.git on our public servers, so that
> >> those with checkouts using any of them as a remote (notably
> >> gerrit remote set up by init-repository) don't suffer disruption
> >> * Change all instructions for how to work on Qt development to talk
> >> about the qt.git repo
> >> The 5.* branches in qt.git will then obviously be the Qt 5 branches; the
> >> 6.* branches will equally obviously be the Qt 6 branches. That dev is a
> >> future Qt 6 version shall be a reasonable guess, although eventually dev
> >> shall be the branch for Qt 7 development after we've released the last
> >> Qt 6 minor; but that won't make much difference to a contributor, in any
> >> case. Once 7.* branches show up it'll be natural to suppose dev relates
> >> to them, in the same way.
> >> Then we have a simple qt.git as the super-repo for Qt, in all versions
> >> after Qt 4, alongside the repositories for all the sub-modules that get
> >> checked out under it, at least by the release team, notwithstanding that
> >> some developers may be doing other things that better suit their own
> >> workflows.
> >> At some point in the distant future, we'll be able to delete the qt5.git
> >> symlink, but we have no reason to to rush.
> >> If we are feeling really paranoid, we can split the first two steps up
> >> into
> >> * Move qt.git to qt4.git, put in place a qt.git symlink pointing to it,
> >> * Change all public mentions of qt.git to qt4.git
> >> * Wait a month, remove symlink, wait a month
> Robert Löhning (15 January 2021 21:00)
> > I guess a week on each side will be sufficient, but please reserve some
> > time.
> OK, QTQAINFRA-4200 filed.
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