On Tuesday 08 February 2011 08:42:38 Bastien ROUCARIES wrote: > I comaintain upstream qucs a simulator of electronics circuit and the > only free one able to simulate radio frequency circuit. > > In the scientific field a lot of software depend of qt3. And a lot of > uptream lack ressource to port to qt4. At my workplace (university) we > are using a lot this kind of software for in house use. > > We are not ready to scitch to qt4, and I am willing to ask more > explanation about removal of qt lib. [snip] Hi Bastien! As you may know, Qt3 has been dead upstream for more than four years, and thus without any kind of maintenance. Our team's interests in Qt 3 was due to KDE 3, which will be removed now. So, there is no further interest on Qt 3 and people in this team do not want to be upstream of it or do not have the time to do so. Our original idea was to remove Qt 3 from Debian. This will be for us the best decision. Of course, we can simply orphan Qt 3, and hope somebody will step up to maintain it; we are unconvinced this is a responsible step for us to take as it would place the maintenance burden of a large package onto the QA team. Kinds regards, Lisandro, in name of the Qt/KDE team -- Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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