Differences between github branches (5.4, 5.5. dev)?



  • In the qt webengine github page (https://github.com/qtproject/qtwebengine), there seems to be three branches still active: 5.5, 5.6, and dev. What are the difference between these, and which one should I use?


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    @knt261 said:

    In the qt webengine github page (https://github.com/qtproject/qtwebengine), there seems to be three branches still active: 5.5, 5.6, and dev. What are the difference between these, and which one should I use?

    • 5.5 is the current stable branch (as of today the latest version of Qt is Qt 5.5.1). New features are not allowed on this branch.
    • 5.6 is the current release branch (Qt 5.6.0 will be released soon. When this happens, 5.6 will become the stable branch, and 5.5 will be deleted)
    • dev is the development branch (eventually, it will become the 5.7 release branch). New features are allowed on this branch.

    See also https://wiki.qt.io/Branch_Guidelines

    If you want to build and use the library, use the stable branch. If you want to help to beta test the next release of Qt, use the release branch. If you want to try cutting edge features and/or contribute a new feature, use the dev branch.



  • Thank you! The post was very informative.


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