[Releasing] [Development] Starting preparations for Qt 5.1

Ahumada Sergio Sergio.Ahumada at digia.com
Mon Mar 18 14:22:32 CET 2013

On 18 March 2013 11:24, Ahumada Sergio <Sergio.Ahumada at digia.com> wrote:
>> Making of Qt 5.1 minor release will soon start:
>> - Plan is to move 'dev' into 'stable' branch on March 19th.
>> - After March 19th any changes that are required to get in for 5.1
>>   need to be pushed into 'stable' branch. So if your needed changes don't make it today,
>>   please wait after the merge is done and re-target it.
> I don't like this very much. We've been running late with the merge,
> but giving people a 1 day notice (without prior warnings) seems
> unfair. And, I think stable should never get broken w.r.t. forward
> binary compatibility, unless at very specific points -- i.e. when we
> merge -dev into it. The branch guidelines indeed specify that we
> should freeze and stabilize -dev, not -stable, and release 5.1 alpha
> out of -dev, not -stable, so that eventual API/ABI fixes to 5.1
> material go into -dev. We should merge only when in -beta quality.


The warning was giving a month ago http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2013-February/009838.html 

So this one extra day (or two) is just a friendly reminder.

About the tag, one could argue that making the tag (and alpha release) before or after the merge might be the same.

Sergio Ahumada
Release Engineer - Digia, Qt

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