[Releasing] Meeting minutes: Qt release team meeting 19.05.2015
jani.heikkinen at theqtcompany.com
Wed May 20 09:50:58 CEST 2015
Meeting minutes from Qt Release Team meeting 19th May 2015
Qt 5.5.0 status
- Beta finally released last Friday
- Updated 5.5.0 schedule (see http://wiki.qt.io/Qt-5.5-release as well）
＊String freeze 22nd May 2015
＊Branch 5.5.0 from 5.5 1st June 2015 (starting 25th May)
＊Release Candidate 11th June 2015
＊Final Release 23rd June 2015
Qt 5.4.2 status
- All known blockers should be fixed now
* some issue with with PNG handling noticed after updating libpng. anshaw is studying the issue
- Packaging is ongoing & we should have Qt 5.4.2 packages for testing soon
* Those will be final ones if no brown paper bag issues found during testing & if png issue isn't critical enough
- Target is to release Qt 5.4.2 at the beginning of next week
Qt 4.8.7 status:
- We have some challenges on commercial online installer & Qt 4.8.7 installation on Mac OS X
- VS2013 convenience installer requires some work still
- Those items are delaying the release but trying to have both of those done as soon as possible
- Target is to release Qt 4.8.7 as soon as possible (tomorrow/early next week)
Next meeting Tue 26th May 16:00 CET
irc log below:
[17:00:26] <jaheikki3> akseli: iieklund: kkoehne: thiago: fkleint: ZapB: tronical: vladimirM: aholza: peter-h: mapaaso: ankokko: fkleint: carewolf: fregl: ablasche_ ping
[17:00:41] <kkoehne> jaheikki3: pong
[17:01:36] <fkleint> jaheikki3: pong
[17:01:45] <thiago> jaheikki3: pong
[17:02:38] <jaheikki3> time to start qt release team meeting
[17:02:43] <jaheikki3> On agenda today:
[17:03:06] <jaheikki3> Qt 5.5.0 release status
[17:03:12] <jaheikki3> Qt 5.4.2 Release status
[17:03:24] <jaheikki3> Qt 4.8.7 Release status
[17:03:35] <jaheikki3> Any additional item to the agenda?
[17:05:14] <jaheikki3> Ok,lets start from Qt 5.5.0 status:
[17:05:31] <jaheikki3> Qt 5.5.0 beta released last Friday
[17:07:41] <carewolf> pong
[17:07:58] <jaheikki3> I have sent info about the updated schedule in the MLs, no comments/objections so far
[17:08:05] <jaheikki3> updated schedule:
[17:08:14] <jaheikki3> String freeze 22nd May 2015
[17:08:14] <jaheikki3> Branch 5.5.0 from 5.5 1st June 2015 (starting 25th May)
[17:08:14] <jaheikki3> Release Candidate 11th June 2015
[17:08:14] <jaheikki3> Final Release 23rd June 2015
[17:08:40] <jaheikki3> schedule updated to http://wiki.qt.io/Qt-5.5-release as well
[17:10:10] <akseli> jaheikki3: pong
[17:10:21] <jaheikki3> Now all effort needed to fix all blocker as soon as possible. blocker list here https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-44654
[17:10:50] <jaheikki3> Any comments/questions?
[17:12:24] <jaheikki3> Then Qt 5.4.2 status
[17:13:16] <jaheikki3> All known blockers should be fixed now, last one https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-46174
[17:14:54] <thiago> great
[17:14:55] <jaheikki3> some issue with with PNG handling noticed after updating libpng. anshaw is studying the issue
[17:15:15] <jaheikki3> let's see if that needs to be fixed or not, hoping not...
[17:15:43] <jaheikki3> packaging is ongoing & we should have Qt 5.4.2 packages for testing tomorrow morning
[17:16:35] <jaheikki3> Those will be final ones if no brown paper bag issues found during testing & if png issue isn't critical enough
[17:18:48] <jaheikki3> We were targetting to release during this week but because getting packages is delayed we most probably cannot do the release during this week.
[17:20:04] <jaheikki3> So most probably we will release Qt5.4.2 at the beginning of next week
[17:20:27] <jaheikki3> Comments/questions?
[17:23:00] <jaheikki3> Ok, then Qt 4.8.7 status:
[17:23:29] <jaheikki3> We have some challenges on commercial online installer & Qt 4.8.7 installation on Mac OS X
[17:23:40] <jaheikki3> Also VS2013 convenience installer requires some work still
[17:23:49] -*- thiago remembers how hard it was to make Qt 3 packages after we were doing Qt 4
[17:23:59] <thiago> no one remembered how, the scripts were gone, etc.
[17:24:31] <jaheikki3> Those items are delaying the release but trying to have both of those done as soon as possible
[17:26:36] <jaheikki3> This thursday is earliest possible day but most probably it will be during next week as well
[17:26:56] <jaheikki3> Any comments/questions?
[17:27:52] <thiago> two releases in a week?
[17:28:05] <fkleint> yay ;-)
[17:28:10] <fkleint> 2x release cake...
[17:28:14] <jaheikki3> ;)
[17:28:33] <jaheikki3> Maybe, I would say let's hope so...
[17:30:42] <jaheikki3> Ok, I think it was all at this time. Ok to have new meeting next Tue at this same time? Hoping we have released Qt 5.4.2 or 4.8.7 before that...
[17:31:07] <fkleint> +1
[17:33:23] <jaheikki3> Great. Lets end this meeting now. Thanks & bye!
[17:34:12] <fkleint> bye
[17:34:45] <The-Compiler> jaheikki3: I'm curious - what do you mean with "brown paper bag issues"? I don't find anything when searching for that term, is this something imported from Finnish? ;)
[17:34:59] <thiago> from a Finnish developer by the name Linus Torvalds
[17:35:29] <thiago> it means that the release has bugs so obvious or so serious that the release is embarrassing and you have to put a brown paper bag over your head so you're not recognised
[17:35:43] <fkleint> Did Linus ever do that?
[17:35:49] <thiago> http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/B/brown-paper-bag-bug.html
[17:36:08] <thiago> http://lwn.net/1999/0204/kernel.php3
[17:36:26] <fkleint> Aha ;-)
[17:36:35] <The-Compiler> haha, thanks :)
[17:36:36] <thiago> https://lkml.org/lkml/1999/1/28/135
[17:38:33] <thiago> we've talked about "brown paper bag" inside the release team for at least 8 years, when I was release manager
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