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

Dexter Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 22:28:22 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM, Olivier Blin <mageia at blino.org> wrote:
> 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.

we will face too many pbs simple question:

we provide k3b ( kde apps )  trinity provide k3b ( kde3 apps )

files are similar ( or named the same ), how users will distinguish
the version it wants? how to deal with conflicts ?

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