[Releasing] HEADS UP: Qt 5.4.1 release coming

Heikkinen Jani jani.heikkinen at theqtcompany.com
Mon Dec 22 07:04:30 CET 2014

Hi all,

Unfortunately there has been some severe issues in Qt 5.4.0 release so we need to start preparing Qt 5.4.1 release a bit earlier than planned. We are hoping we could put 5.4.1 out already during January and so on we need to branch '5.4.1' from '5.4' latest 16.1.2015.

We will use 'soft branching' scheme like we did with 5.4.0 meaning Qt 5.4.1 branch will be created (latest) during week 2/2015 and downmerge from '5.4' to '5.4.1' will be done Friday 16th January 2015.  That way everyone should have enough time to finalize ongoing changes in '5.4' branch & start using '5.4.1' branch for the changes targeted to Qt 5.4.1 release. After 16th Jan '5.4' is for changes targeted to 5.4.2.

And remember, we are doing patch level release now meaning do not put any new features / nice to have fix in it! There has been discussions with the developers that each change in the patch level release should have own change log entry as well. If change doesn't need change log entry then it doesn't belong to patch level release at all ;)

Please make sure all issues blocking the Qt 5.4.1 release are linked to blocker meta bug: https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-43201

Also make sure all those are fixed early enough. We are already creating snapshots for 5.4.1 in http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.1/ for your testing & verification purposes.



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