[Releasing] No release branch yet

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Tue Dec 11 21:27:51 CET 2012

It was agreed that we create the branch based on RC2 to avoid dublicate work. Let's see if that is already tomorrow as planned.

Put all 5.0.0 material into stable and 5.1 material to dev.

If there is 5.0.1 material, e.g. P2 fixes that may risk 5.0.0 timing, wait until the 5.0.0 branch is created.


Lähettäjä: releasing-bounces+tuukka.turunen=digia.com at qt-project.org [releasing-bounces+tuukka.turunen=digia.com at qt-project.org] käyttäjän Frederik Gladhorn [frederik.gladhorn at digia.com] puolesta
Lähetetty: 11. joulukuuta 2012 22:17
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Aihe: [Releasing] No release branch yet


here in Oslo is some confusion still about where to push changes now.

We identified 3 types of patches - targeting different releases:
5.0.0 = blocker, needs to be in the release
5.0.1 = bug fix, but not bad enough to potentially mess with the release
5.1.0 = everything else

Patches for 5.1.0 go to dev, no problem. But there is uncertainty whether
patches for 5.0.0 or 5.0.1 go to stable.
(and since there is no release branch yet, people are scared to push to

Imho we should create a release branch asap, so the release team can start
either cherry-picking into that or just pulling stable if they think that's
reasonable. Otherwise we block ourselves from creating 5.0.1 patches.

And pondering a bit more, maybe the release branches should be release-5.0 and
release-5.1 since we might end up having a security fix that should be
backported to 5.0 after 5.1 has been released.


Best regards,
Frederik Gladhorn
Senior Software Engineer - Digia, Qt
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