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

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 13:46:14 CEST 2011

On 28 March 2011 02:15, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And do you have any objective compelling reason to include qt3-devel,
>>> other than an arbitrary reason based on personal preferences ?
>> For the same reason that you added Qt3: LSB
>> If we want to be LSB compliant, it seems reasonable to provide the tools
>> to build LSB-compliant packages.
>> And also for qcad.
>> If you think Qt3 is not maintained and should not be supported, then
>> just drop the package...
>> I see no reason for having half of the package.
>> --
>> Olivier Blin - blino
> IIRC, stewbintn said qt3 dep will/is planned to be dropped from LSB upstream.
> And just so that I make myself clearer, from my POV this thread is not
> about adding, half-adding or half-removing or throwing qt3-devel out
> the window... IMHO this is about whether or not to add Trinity to the
> Mageia repos, that's the more important issue. Given how much a sticky
> situation mdv was in with KDE4 in main and KDE3 in contrib that
> doesn't look like an ideal situation for Mageia (IMHO).
> (Also in one of the posts in this thread, someone said Trinity is
> planning port KDE3 apps to Qt4, and here's me thinking that the
> porting-of-kde3-apps-to-Qt4 has already happened in a project called
> KDE4 that made its first initial release on the 11th of January 2008,
> about 3 years ago, c.f.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE_Software_Compilation_4....)

Although I would agree to have qt3-devel, I do remember the upgrade
disaster due to kde3 being in contribs.
It was there due to good intentions from some contributors
but it resulted in errors while performing network upgrade
ending in half upgrades of gtk+/perl/ which broke our tools
(among them rpmdrake).

We do have to consider our past experience...

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