[Releasing] Tests and Qt 4 tarballs

Sergio Ahumada sergio.ahumada at digia.com
Fri Dec 7 11:41:50 CET 2012

On 12/05/2012 04:46 PM, Robin Burchell wrote:
> Hello world,
> I was stuck with a mildly puzzling problem yesterday: figuring out why
> a patch didn't apply to a fresh Qt 4 tarball in our build system. So,
> for the first time in more or less my entire Qt career, I unpacked the
> tarball (usually, I just use git), to find out that the patch was
> failing to apply because it touched the tests/ directory, which
> apparently isn't packaged in the release tarballs (at least for 4.8.3
> and 4.8.4).
> This seems fundamentally wrong to me: a vendor doesn't want to just
> use Qt, they also want to test it, to make sure that it functions as
> expected on their system (and that patches they may apply don't break
> it in ways they don't expect) - and is also at odds with how Qt 5 is
> packaged -- where the tests supposedly are included.
> I don't really know who is responsible for releasing Qt 4, but can you
> please consider packaging tests for 4.8.5 to bring things in line with
> Qt 5, and bring a little more sanity to things? Or if there is a
> reason why they aren't packaged: what is it?
> Thanks,
> Robin


I just stumbled with this task that might be related with your concern.


Maybe you want to comment on it an suggest something different.

Sergio Ahumada
Release Engineer - Digia, Qt

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