Qt 5.6.2

Rik Mills rikmills at kubuntu.org
Wed Dec 14 07:07:54 UTC 2016

I would guess that the majority of bugfixes have already been backported
to the Qt 5.6.1 builds in the stable phone overlay ppa?


It is quite some time since the original Qt 5.6.1 xenial-overbuilds we
used in backports were copied over from their landing ppa, so I think
Timo et al. have been quietly and industriously patching Qt bugs in that
ppa since.

For example, the timezone data fix you mentioned in IRC by Marcin:


Should these builds be ready to go, safe to update our backports ppa
without the need for full scale rebuilds, I would favour this option
over a wholesale Qt update.


On 13/12/16 02:39, Simon Quigley wrote:
> While we are waiting for Qt 5.7.1 to be released, *after we get
> everything migrated into backports*, would it be a good idea to do a
> migration from Qt 5.6.1 to 5.6.2 in Backports Landing, rebuild
> everything, and push it to Backports?
> Reason being, it's a bugfix release that could be useful in fixing some
> bugs while we wait for Qt 5.7.1. In order to get 5.7.1 in Backports, it
> should at least be in the Ubuntu development release archive (release
> pocket, not proposed) before we put it in Backports, and that will take
> a few months, so in the meantime, why not provide bugfixes?
> Thoughts?

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