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

André Pönitz andre.poenitz at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Dec 14 20:05:27 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 08:20:14AM -0800, 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.

I am tempted to ask for changing the "default" for "who stages" in
that case too: I.e. a change in the release branch should not only
require approval, but should also be staged at the discretion of
the release team.


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