[Interest] How do I get the most robust version of 5.10

Jason H jhihn at gmx.com
Thu Apr 12 14:06:02 CEST 2018

Regressions happen. And when they do happen, it hurts, and it bruises the credibility of our dependencies. The best thing to do is to have test cases at the ready, and to have them in Qt proper to prevent them. That not always possible though, so it's important to test the pre-releases. FWICT, Qt is very good about fixing regressions in pre-releases, so spending some time testing your app on those is the right thing to do, even if you don't plan on updating yet. Fortunately it looks like the 5.10 upgrade is more or less voluntary for you, so you're lucky. Most of my upgrades happen because of needed features or fixes, and I ended up cherry picking commits. That's died down in they last year or so as more modules reach maturity. 

> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:57 PM
> From: "Bill Crocker" <william.crocker at analog.com>
> To: "interest at qt-project.org" <interest at qt-project.org>
> Subject: [Interest] How do I get the most robust version of 5.10
> Hello:
> I have been using Qt-5.7 for a while.
> I needed a little help and knew it was no longer "supported"
> so I initiated the process of upgrading to 5.10.1
> (Yes, it is a process.)
> With 5.10.1, one of my apps was crashing and down in a Qt source file.
> I knew it could be my fault but, just to
> get the commercial-three-day-help-pipe-line flowing, I submitted a bug report
> It turned out to be a Qt bug and the help line provided a patch.
> Now I am wondering what other bugs are lingering for which a patch is available.
> The patch appears to have originated back in late February.
> Why isn't there a 5.10.2
> So, what am I doing wrong. How do I get the most robust
> version of 5.10. Should I ignore all offerings from the Digia web site
> and just try to pull something directly from the Git repo.
> What about all of the other poor saps out there who think they
> are getting a robust version when they download 5.10.1, the
> latest version available from the web site.
> Bill
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