[Development] Commercial-only 6.2 LTS phase starts: Closing the 6.2 branch(es) on 20th April
tuukka.turunen at qt.io
Mon Sep 19 19:15:32 CEST 2022
I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with Qt 6.2 moving to the commercial-only long-term-support phase with release of Qt 6.2.5.
We are no holding back on bug fixes, though.
All applicable bug fixes go to dev and are picked to all active branches. The fix to QTBUG-102962 was merged to 6.3 branch at the end of April, so the fix is in Qt 6.3.1 released in June, as well as in the latest Qt 6.3.2 release as well as the soon-to-be released Qt 6.4.0 release.
From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> on behalf of Konstantin Ritt <ritt.ks at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, 19. September 2022 at 15.46
To: development at qt-project.org <development at qt-project.org>
Subject: Re: [Development] Commercial-only 6.2 LTS phase starts: Closing the 6.2 branch(es) on 20th April
It is probably the most destructive and annoying thing you did!
I'll try to rephrase what you said in that announcement: "Dear community, please stick to unstable, semi-functional versions of Qt, test them and report bugs you've found (for free), so we could better support our valuable customers (not you). Your contributions are welcomed (but you have to pay some money to us to get any gain from your fixes, unless you're ok with sticking to some newer semi-functional version of Qt). Thanks for everything you did for Qt project (we don't appreciate that). That's how Open Governance works, b???h!"
Am I exaggerating? Let's briefly look at https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-102962?jql=project%20%3D%20QTBUG%20AND%20component%20%3D%20Multimedia%20and%20fixVersion%20%3D%206.2.5
Okay, you won: I'll buy your commercial license, just to share your commercial-only repositories to everyone!
ср, 20 апр. 2022 г. в 10:01, Tarja Sundqvist <tarja.sundqvist at qt.io<mailto:tarja.sundqvist at qt.io>>:
With Qt 6.3.0 released and the first patch release (Qt 6.3.1) coming soon, it is time to enter the commercial-only LTS phase for Qt 6.2 LTS. All the existing 6.2 branches remain publicly visible, but they are closed for new commits and cherry-picks. The exception is the Qt WebEngine, which has a 3rd party LGPL dependency.
Closing happens today, 20th April 2022. After this, the cherry-picks go to another repository that will be available only for the commercial license holders. We will arrange repository access to the commercial license holders, so in addition to the official releases, it is possible to use the repositories.
The first commercial-only Qt 6.2.5 LTS patch release is planned to be released in May.
The external module maintainers that have access to the Qt 5.15 commercial-only repositories, will also have access to the Qt 6.2 commercial-only repositories. If you notice that you don’t have access even if you should have, please contact me (tarja.sundqvist at qt.io<mailto:tarja.sundqvist at qt.io>) as I am the release manager for the commercial-only LTS releases.
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