Branches

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All branches listed below reside in Gerrit on http://codereview.qt.io and are publicly available.

  • Anonymous checkout:
    $ git clone http://code.qt.io/<project>/<repo>
    
  • SSH (push to Gerrit): please check Setting up Gerrit.

Qt 5

  • For policy and advice on choosing a branch to submit a change to, see QUIP 5.
  • For the process by which changes get from one branch to another, see Branch Guidelines.

Mainline branches

dev
on-going development – new features go here.
stabilizing
branch receiving bug-fixes for next minor release (none in June 2018).
stable
stabilized branch still receiving bug-fixes (5.11 in May 2018).
release
receiving release-critical bug-fixes (e.g. 5.10.0 in November 2017).
LTS
Long-Term Support, 5.6 (until about 2020) and 5.9 (until about 2022), only taking critical fixes. These branches receive only cherry-picks - stable => lts-5.9 => lts-5.6.
LTS/release
receiving LTS release-critical bug-fixes (e.g. 5.9.3 in November 2017).

Other branches

  • Used for research or development of complex features.
  • Feature branch names should be prefixed with wip/. Exceptions are historical.
  • Feature branches often have relaxed review and integration policies and may be subject to occasional rebasing.

The following branch list applies to qt/qtbase unless otherwise noted.

wip/lite
Qt Lite, a project to make it possible at configure-time to opt out of parts of the tool-kit that a particular delivery doesn't need (thereby saving space on bitty little devices).
wip/network-test-server
Development of a containerised local implementation of the server used by qtbase's network tests. Uses a vagrant container. (Inactive since 2015/Oct; but network team does hope to find time to revive it.)
wip/nacl
Present in qtbase, qtdeclarative. A Qt port for the Google (portable) Native Client, and emscripten.
wip/qbs
A new Qt Build System.
winrt
(misnomer, should be wip/winrt) Present in qtbase, qttools.
Used for development of Qt's Windows Runtime port (see http://blog.qt.io/blog/2013/02/15/port-to-windows-runtime-kick-started/ and http://blog.qt.io/blog/2013/04/19/qts-winrt-port-and-its-ccx-usage/ for some background information). Gerrit is enabled for this branch but it is not CI checked. Be aware, that this branch is rebased regularly (force pushes involved). If you want to get in contact/help out, join #qt-winrt on freenode.
wip/mir
Development history for src/plugins/platforms/mirclient/. Fully merged into Qt 5.6 by https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/122984
No longer active, but Canonical have said (2016-08-22, on developer list):
We're iterating the code in our repository (lp:qtmir) but plan to update this wip branch once we're happy with the features and apis

Dead branches

wip/highdpi
High-DPI research for Qt 5.6. No longer in use (last commit: 2015/Jul).
wip/tizen
Present in qtbase, qtdeclarative, qtsensors and qtquickcontrols.
Branch abandoned (RIP 2015/Feb); apparently for want of enthusiastic developers.
Relates to support for Tizen, a GNU/Linux operating system for low-end devices. See: http://qtfortizen.blogspot.co.uk/
wip/qstring-utf8
Dead branch, merged long ago (c. 2012/May). Was used to convert the QString functions that take const char* from Latin1 to UTF-8.

Qt Creator

See Submit-Policies for Qt Creator's branching policy.

wip/vcproj

Branch used to develop a plugin that enables people to work with Visual Studio projects in Qt Creator. Currently it can only open projects with a .vcproj extension.

  • At the moment plugin supports:
    • editing of project's properties (this feature waits for a code review on Gerrit)
    • adding/removing files, filters and folders to/from a project (also waits for a code review on Gerrit).
    • building a Visual Studio (.vcproj) project
  • How to set up