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

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 23:18:44 CET 2011

On 23 March 2011 09:49, Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org> wrote:
> I noticed there is no qt-devel rpm in mageia.
> I looked into this further and noticed the following comment in the
> changelog of qt3:
> Revision 45543 - (view) (download) (annotate) - [select for diffs]
> Modified Mon Jan 31 23:32:27 2011 UTC (7 weeks, 1 day ago) by stewb
> Original Path: cauldron/qt3/current/SPECS/qt3.spec
> File length: 12804 byte(s)
> Diff to previous 45436
> qt3 is blacklisted, build a stripped down version with no -devel (for LSB)
>  http://svnweb.mageia.org/packages/cauldron/qt3/releases/3.3.8b/24.mga1/SPEC
> S/qt3.spec?view=log
> Can we please reenable the qt3-devel package as it's required to build the
> TrinityDE (www.trinitydesktop.org)
> Trinitydesktop is being ported to QT4 but current versions still rely on
> QT3 so dropping qt3-devel is premature.
> Thanks.

We shouldn't under any circumstances add kde3 in the repos, fork or not.

Users see a package in the repos and they expect it to be maintained,
this will not be the case, we can't support KDE4 and KDE3 at the same
time. Past experience tells us this is a major hassle/pain, and we
shouldn't have to go back to that murky situation.

Also there shouldn't be any qt3 dependant packages in the repos; the
only and sole reason qt3 is in the Mageia repos is that stewbintn said
he needs it for some LSB stuff, but nothing is built with qt3-devel as
BR AFAIK and nothing should be.

Ahmad Samir

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