[Qt-creator] Switching to more "semantic" versioning scheme

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Wed Mar 24 10:05:20 CET 2021

We want to switch Qt Creator to semantic versioning, which means bumping the major version for each feature release, since we don’t keep binary compatibility between these.

- Next release after 4.15 is Qt Creator 5.
- Followed by Qt Creator 6 in December 2021.
- Qt Creator 7 in spring 2022
- and so on.

The major version of Qt Creator doesn’t have any meaning at the moment, so we’d like to give it one. We almost always do incremental changes instead of major overhauls in one go, so basing the major version on some kind of feature change doesn’t make much sense. Bumping the major version for each feature release sounds more sensible because of this, and fits the semantic versioning scheme.

Bump version to 5.0 beta1 (Id8510dd7) · Gerrit Code Review

changes the version used in the master branch.

Br, Eike

Eike Ziller
Principal Software Engineer

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