[Releasing] [Development] Focusing bug fixes to 5.9 branch and patch releases during H1/17

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Wed Feb 15 11:00:37 CET 2017

* Sean Harmer <sean.harmer at kdab.com> [2017-02-15 09:36:33 +0000]:
> For the record I think skipping 5.8.1 is a big mistake. I would much rather 
> delay 5.9 by a few weeks and have a 5.8.1 release out than skip it and try for 
> a quick 5.9.0.

FWIW at least QtWebEngine does have a lot of regressions in 5.8:

https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58779 (P1)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58362 (P1)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58748 (P2)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58381 (P1)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58333 (P2)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58544 (P2, but makes <select> elements unusable)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58563 (P1)
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-58561 (P1)
(and probably more I missed)

Some of those do have workarounds, but others (like 58381) are real
deal-breakers, and - from my point of view - make 5.8 a really bad
release, at least for QtWebEngine.

I do realize many of those don't have a fix available yet (and I'm
trying to help where I can (e.g. with https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/185341/ ),
but it'd be rather bad to wait half a year until there's a release
fixing all those regressions, IMHO.


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