Re: Announcing the availability of first Qt 3.3 packages
Brian Nelson writes:
> Chris Cheney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 05:43:33PM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
>>> Why do you insist so stubbornly on maintaining the package? You
>>> don't take very good care of it, and you've said in the past that
>>> you don't even do any Qt development.
>> If you saw Qt before a few of us beat on it around April 2002 you
>> would understand why no one else _wants_ to maintain it. Trolltech
>> is very lacking in clue and had to be constantly beat on to do
>> things competently. They may be getting better but from what I have
>> heard recently they are still pretty incompetent. I was originally
>> going to maintain Qt as well but ran away screaming. ;) Thats
>> pretty bad considering the shape KDE was in at the time as well...
> Yeah, I'm quite aware of Trolltech's occasional insanity. However,
> I'm maintaining a fork anyway so maintaining the Debian package
> wouldn't really be much extra work for me.
Since you seem to want to replace Martin by force, let me just say
this: Martin's track record wrt bugs is far from perfect, but I feel
very much more comfortable with him maintaining the package than you
Your uninformed proposals wrt. undoing the package split have proven
to me that you don't know Qt enough to be able to maintain the
package, and that you don't have the experience or intelligence to
realise that fact.
I am also convinced that you don't know about the kind of difficult to
resolve bugs that a Qt maintainer is faced with. You have to realise
that ACE is a package that not much people use ( and rightfully so
imho, but let's not start about that ), so it's pretty easy to fix its
Conclusion: I suggest that you try to work together with Martin on the
package or shut up.