[Qt-creator] QtCreator master buggy past ~3 weeks

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sun May 12 09:58:28 CEST 2013

On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM, André Pönitz
<andre.poenitz at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:
> On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 06:02:34PM +1000, Campbell Barton wrote:
>> Hi, I've been building QtCreator from recent git (once every day or so)
>> for over a year now and mostly find that this works out OK.  however in
>> the past few weeks Its been very unstable (segfaults 8+ times a day - if
>> I had to guess).
>> I reported one of the crashes and was told this is fixed in 2.7 but not
>> master, is there some reason not to apply fixes for crashes to master?
> 2.7 is merged into master every now and then, usually about once per
> week, or when "needed". The issue you mentioned was created on April 29
> and supposedly fixed on April 30, so it should already have been
> merged into master on May 3. Do you still see it?

Ah good, Looks that particular issue is fixed for me, though I still
get crashes in other areas.

>> If so, is there some way to know at any point in time which git repo is
>> most up to date and stable? (since it seems this changes around during
>> development).
> The released branch (i.e. 2.7) should always be more "stable" and the
> "master" branch is generally more "up-to-date".
> Where your personal balance is is hard to say, "master" is usually
> usable for the setups developers run on there own machines. At "beta"
> time this should also cover "other setups", so that's about the time
> when I personally would ask the more adventurous souls to switch so
> that remaining glitches can be caught and fixed before the final.
> One option is to keep two builds around, use master, and if that fails,
> report the failure and switch back to 2.7 until the issue trickled
> through jira and gerrit.

Thanks for the info, since the fix is in master I'll report any new
crashes I get (was holding off in case it was the same bug).
If master ever becomes really buggy for me, I tend to fallback to last
stable release from my distro (rather then switching repo's).

Ill keep building with debug symbols until qtcreator runs without
crashing for a week or so.

> Andre'

- Campbell

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