[gccsdk] version control for patches in autobuilder

Chris Gransden chrisg at care4free.net
Thu Nov 5 15:52:19 PST 2015

In article <563BBC22.9070200 at macpcrepair.co.uk>,
   John Ballance <jwb at macpcrepair.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi

> I know that in the setvars in an autobuilder item you can define the 
> specific version to check out of a repository, but is there any 
> mechanism for the patches to be associated with a specific version?.. 
> e.g. we can now build Qt4.5.1, Qt5.5.0, and (just done here) Qt5.5.1.  
> Each has its own version specific patches, and also may have different 
> flavours of a 'common' patch. Does the system permit one to put source 
> version specific patches in the autobuilder folder (e.g. Qt5Base) to let 
> the same be used for several source versions? .. or would that be a case 
> of having say, separate Qt5.4.1.Base, Qt5.5.0.Base, and Qt5.5.1.Base 
> components?

You can do but Is there a particular reason why you'd want to do this? I'm
not sure it would work as Qt is linked against the major version number.
Maybe when Qt6 is available.

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