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

Robert Xu robxu9 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 22:30:25 CET 2011

On Mar 23, 2011, at 17:28, Dexter Morgan <dmorganec at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 )

Uh, no, k3b-trinity or k3b-kde3

> files are similar ( or named the same ), how users will distinguish

No.. That's the purpose of /opt/kde3

> the version it wants? how to deal with conflicts ?

What conflicts? We're installing in a seperate prefix. Also, the RPM
requires, provides, conflicts, etc have long been fixed, no?

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