[Buildroot] Qt5 LTS handling [was: package/qt5: bump latest version to 5.12.4]

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Sun Jul 14 09:35:46 UTC 2019

>>>>> "Arnout" == Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> writes:


 >  Just as a reminder: if we just have latest, we would end up with Qt 5.14 in
 > 2020.02, but that will stop receiving updates in June or so. So we will have
 > half a year without (security) updates to Qt.

 >  IMO, LTS is best effort so this is acceptable.

I guess so too. We so had very few qt updates in our LTS series anyway:

for i in 2017 2018 2019; do
 echo $i.02:; git shortlog -sn $i.02..$i.02.x -- package/qt5;

     5  Peter Seiderer
     3  Gaël PORTAY
     2  Bartosz Golaszewski
     2  Yann E. MORIN
     1  Peter Korsgaard
     1  Vicente Olivert Riera
     6  Gaël PORTAY
     3  Sébastien Szymanski
     2  Laurent Hartanerot
     2  Peter Korsgaard
     1  Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind)
     1  Giulio Benetti
     1  Joshua Henderson
     1  Manfred Schlaegl
     1  Peter Seiderer
     1  Romain Reignier
     2  Giulio Benetti
     1  Fabrice Fontaine
     1  Gaël PORTAY

And none of them afaik were directly security fixes.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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