[Releasing] State of Qt 5.0.0 wk 50 & Meeting minutes: release team meeting 12.12.2012

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at digia.com
Thu Dec 13 16:41:04 CET 2012

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 04:28:47 PM Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 03:04:42PM +0000, Tanilkan Sinan wrote:
> > _Branching_
> > Once rc 2 is out, Sergio will create release branches. If there are
> > changes needed after rc 2, they need to go trough Sergio (who will
> > cherry pick them from stable).
> this is already a defeat of the branching concept. repeat after me:
> cherry-picks are *bad*.

Can you outline why you believe that they are bad? Is it because the commits 
will appear twice in the history, once in stable and once in release?

It seems to me that we're trading developer convenience (push changes to 
stable, release dudes selectively pick) against git history hygiene.


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