[Releasing] Meeting minutes: Qt release team meeting 26.05.2014

Weber Niels Niels.Weber at digia.com
Tue May 27 09:44:32 CEST 2014

Am Dienstag, den 27.05.2014, 06:32 +0000 schrieb Koehne Kai:
> > > o   Target is to put updated packages (4.8.6-1) available as soon as
> > > possible (packages ready)
> >
> > On the naming: do not use the dash, please. It's either 4.8.7, or 4.8.6b.
> Could you elaborate? 
> It is exactly 4.8.6 code wise ... all that's changed is the configure
> arguments that are used to build the binary package. So it really
> shouldn't be 4.8.7 (we don't tag anything in the sources), and
> 4.8.6b ... well, I'm not sure whether the Installer Framework can
> handle this :) I personally find 4.8.6-1 (Qt 4.8.6, build 1) quite
> intuitive.

Installer Framework doesn't handle letters, so 4.8.6b is out.
Usually, the dash numbers are for packagers, not for upstream versions,
I guess that's what Thiago doesn't like about 4.8.6-1 (and I agree). For
example the Qt 4 in my Linux distribution is at 4.8.6-5 - now naming a
release 4.8.6-1 is confusing and makes life harder for packagers. (Yes,
not that important for Windows, but differing between Windows and Linux
versions also confuses.)
Why not just do a


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