[Releasing] Please add RIM to the review of each commit which changes Qt version

Vladimir Minenko vminenko at rim.com
Thu Nov 8 17:45:18 CET 2012

On 07/11/12 11:54, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On quarta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2012 10.25.28, Vladimir Minenko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please add me to the review of each commit which changes Qt version. We need
>> to know when Qt version will be changed on master. Changing Qt version
>> leads to a change in the library names which needs to be configured the
>> device image builds on our side. We need to know about this in advance.
> The change in version number happens just after a release, which I'm sure you
> find out very easily.

Not sure... For example, the version 4.8.3 has been changed on master 
around three weeks before an email about the release:

commit 1f1ebc29551fe24295ad07307f1a61f98feb0bc1
Date:   Tue Aug 7 03:58:41 2012 -0700

     Changed qt version to 4.8.3

tagged on Sept 09:

 > git log --tags --simplify-by-decoration --pretty="format:%ai %d"
2012-09-06 10:50:43 +0200  (v4.8.3)

and according email has been sent on Sept 17th:

In this particular case we were just about to loose all work done in 
previous 4 weeks going into a release candidate... Just half a day on 
telephone got get it straight again...

a commit to change to 4.8.4 has been submitted on Oct 5th:

commit ceddcb631348f3b150f6e1882fa1a265c503c6df
Date:   Fri Oct 5 05:58:21 2012 -0700

     Changed Qt release version to 4.8.4

     Change-Id: I45f7894f7e79617b6ccb8caa464bbbffaf9dd7b5
     Reviewed-by: Sergio Ahumada <sergio.ahumada at digia.com>
     Reviewed-by: Akseli Salovaara <akseli.salovaara at digia.com>
     Reviewed-by: Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at digia.com>

but 4.8.4 is not released/tagged yet, IMHO. This time, we caught this 
case just by a chance and had to revert that commit, since the 
whitelists for our images were not updated to 4.8.4 in time...

Just some examples!

> But a notice to the ML about the commit changing version numbers would be
> nice.

Yes! Please!


Vladimir Minenko
Technical Manager, Qt

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