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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Dec 13 20:09:05 CET 2012

On quinta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2012 18.43.29, Ahumada Sergio wrote:
> On 12/13/2012 05:20 PM, Thiago Macieira wrote:> On quinta-feira, 13 de 
dezembro de 2012 16.41.04, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> >>> 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
> > 
> > Pushing to releases but requiring an approval from the release team was
> > part of the original branching proposal.
> so .. will we have a mixed approach ?
> push to refs/for/release + cherry-picking ?

No, why would we need cherry-picking? Do you mean the changes that are already 
in stable?

We really need the feature in Gerrit to re-target a patch to a different 

> I think we need to decide this rather soon .. since I'll start
> cherry-picking some changes tomorrow and I'll need to open 'release' branch
> for pushing.
> IMVVVHO, we should not cherry-pick and just (re)push to release branch, but
> I do support the decisions we make and I do follow them.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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