[Interest] How to checkout and build 5.0.2 release?

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 09:30:29 CEST 2013

Here's a picture that shows the different git submodules, and the Qt
modules that they contain (the word "module" is overloaded in Qt,
unfortunately), for Qt 5.0: http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5_Structure

As for branches, most git submodules have 3 branches: "dev", "stable",
and "release" ("master" isn't used any more). To put it simply, "dev"
is for new features, "stable" is for most bugfixes, and "release" is
for preparing packages that users can download. More info at


On 14 April 2013 14:37, Joseph Crowell <joseph.w.crowell at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a plethora of submodules now. There is a perl script after checking
> out base which can be used to init and pull the submodules. This is because
> of the modularization of Qt iiuc.
> On 4/14/2013 3:51 PM, Diego Iastrubni wrote:
> With the risk of sounding too stupid.. I will ask..
> How is exactly the code structured today? ON the Qt4.x times there was one
> single git repository and it was quite easy to understand how the visioning
> worked. Now a days - I am really confused.
> How is the "repository" saved? I must admit that
> http://qt-project.org/wiki/Building_Qt_5_from_Git does not explain too much.
> I would like to know where the branch and master are for example. How can I
> switch between the two for bug fixing etc.
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
> wrote:
>> On quinta-feira, 11 de abril de 2013 19.32.19, Dmitrii Volosnykh wrote:
>> > There is the latest activity on gitorious.org/qt/qt5:
>> > v5.1.0-alpha1: Created tag v5.1.0-alpha1
>> >
>> > Cannot find corresponding one for 5.0.2 release.
>> Hmm... sorry, this is slightly confusing.
>> The final releases come from a different repository, which contains almost
>> the
>> same contents as the qt5 content one. That's the
>> http://qt.gitorious.org/qtsdk/qtsdk repository.
>> You'll find the tags for the betas, RCs and final releases there.
>> --
>> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>>   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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