[Mageia-dev] qt3-devel needed for Trinitydesktop (KDE 3.5 successor)

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Wed Mar 23 22:19:24 CET 2011

Dexter Morgan <dmorganec at gmail.com> writes:

>> I certainly don't have the web space and bandwidth resources for a
>> repository and frankly I joined Mageia as a packager precisely because I
>> thought Mageia would finally make confusing and conflicting third party
>> repos (like Mandriva has) obsolete.
>> We can host repositories for you, if Mageia is unwilling to accept them -
>> you could make a kde3 rpm that adds the necessary sources to use. Or, Mageia
>> could make an official kde3 repository that is disabled by default but can
>> be enabled on installer/rpmdrake. I'm not the expert at this, though :-/
>> that's mageia dev decisions.
> no a special repo hosted by mageia is not a good idea, we will not
> start to do repo for all that way. This need  to be external,
> independant repository.
> If you can host it this would be perfect.

This would be a mess, like previously with Mandriva and its few
third-party repositories with various quality level, where the distro
packaging policy can't be enforced.
This is bad for end-users.

Why not include TrinityDE in Mageia repos?
If not conflicting with KDE4, not having similar provides, and not even
installed by default, it seems ok to include it in the distro.

Olivier Blin - blino

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