[Mageia-dev] qt3-devel needed for Trinitydesktop (KDE 3.5 successor)
boklm at mars-attacks.org
Fri Mar 25 11:50:41 CET 2011
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Tux99 wrote:
> Quote: nicolas vigier wrote on Fri, 25 March 2011 11:20
> > The COMPELLING reason has already been said. It's because we don't
> > want
> > to have software built on a deprecated library in the repository.
> That is not a compelling reason as Xavier's post showed for example.
> Having a qt3-devel packages does not automatically imply having packages
> based on it in the official repos.
Why do you want to have a qt3-devel package on the official repos, if
it's not to have other packages based on it ?
> Also is there an official rule somewhere that specifies:
> "because we don't want to have software built on a deprecated library in
> the repository"
> or is this simply an arbitrary rule that restricts freedoms of users and
> other packagers?
Nothing prevent you from building the package on your computer if you
want it. But we don't want it on the repository for the reasons already
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