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

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 20:55:47 CET 2011

On 24 March 2011 21:36, Maarten Vanraes <maarten.vanraes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Op donderdag 24 maart 2011 14:10:39 schreef Romain d'Alverny:
>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 09:13, Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org> wrote:
>> > Like I said before, KDE3.5 coexisted very well with KDE4 since 2009.1 on
>> > Mandriva and Trinity is even more so being developed with coexistence in
>> > mind, so there shouldn't be any unsolvable issues.
>> Maybe it did coexist well at a significant cost on the packaging side?
>> (time, packaging compromises) and maybe the situation isn't exactly
>> the same as then?
>> > This is exactly what I would call a reasonable factual argumentation.
>> But an argument is not going to make anyone progress one way or the
>> other here obviously. If there are fears, then provide facts to
>> counter them (no argument, but facts).
>> You propose to add TDE in the repository. After this discussion, the
>> next step is you to first package TDE, build and test and
>> see/demonstrate how it goes, regarding at least these 5 points
>> (summarized from above) before an integration is considered:
>>  1. no conflict on files
>>  2. install in %_prefix (not in /opt)
>>  3. no duplicate software name (do not confuse user to decide between
>> tde-k3b and k3b for instance - or find a realistic workaround use
>> case).
>>  4. at this point, no apps outside of the TDE project should require TDE
>>  5. committed maintainers
>> Romain
> also promising to maintain qt3 as long as it's needed and here, the same
> thing, not conflicting with qt4 in any way

How could a packager propose to maintain qt3 when it's been dead
upstream for years? so no upstream support/patches/whatever...

Ahmad Samir

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