Handling master/stable package differences on CI

Andreas Cord-Landwehr cordlandwehr at kde.org
Thu Mar 5 14:05:47 UTC 2015

On Wednesday 04 March 2015 09:33:11 Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 March 2015 09:16:39 Andreas Cord-Landwehr wrote:
> > Hey, currently we have different sets of packages available for master and
> > for stable branch groups on build.kde.org. Most prominent among them, only
> > master branches can build against Qt5.4, but not stable ones (only
> > providing Qt5.3). As a more or less result of this, after the branching of
> > Applications 15.04, the new stable branch of Rocs started to fail building
> > as it requires Qt5.4.
> > 
> > I am writing this mail mostly as I am unsure how to proceed here, in
> > particular with the 15.04 Beta-1 release being close in front of us.
> > 
> > What I currently see:
> > * Rocs has a hard dependency to Qt5.4 for a reason (since it uses the
> > QtQuick Statemachine) and would require considerable code changes to make
> > it work with Qt5.3 (well, a "hack" to get it building on build.k.o is
> > possible with only requiring Qt5.3, since building and unit tests should
> > pass, yet IMO that sends a very wrong message to packagers as the
> > application would fail starting when built against Qt5.3)
> Suggestion:
> ifdef properly for usage with Qt 5.3 so that it builds on the CI. But bind 
> to a CMake variable which gets passed to the build on the CI system. 
> like

Sounds fine to me, I will do this tonight if nobody objects.


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