Fix for Bug 98940

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Wed May 4 11:58:57 UTC 2016

On 01.05.2016 18:37, Matteo Casalin wrote:
> On 05/01/2016 12:23 PM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Matteo Casalin
>> <matteo.casalin at> wrote:

>>> The aforementioned bug, however, affects the 5.1 branch and should be evaluated for backporting: what is the best approach to be followed for this?
>> Cherry pick to gerrit and amend with any fixup necessary, so it ends
>> up in 5.1 as one single commit.
> I'm not familiar with this flow, is this equivalent to:
> * Switch my local copy to 5.1 branch
> * Implement the same fix, plus any other modification needed to compile

you can just use "git cherry-pick -x <master-commit-sha1>" to apply the
patch to the release branch (and resolve merge conflicts if there are any).

> * Submit to gerrit, specifying 5.1 branch

that works - an alternative that may be easier is to go to your master
change in gerrit web ui and click the "cherry-pick" button and specify
"libreoffice-5-1" branch - that will only work if there are no merge
conflicts, and if you want to test it locally it's not actually easier,
but this fix looks rather trivial.

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