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Re: Qt3 looking for adopters (orphaned now)

On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 07:56:26PM +0200, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> Hi,
> kdelibs3 was removed recently from the archive and the last tiny bit
> of KDE 3 remaining, aRts, will be removed quite soon.
> This means the KDE team is not longer interested in Qt3 and we are looking 
> for new maintainer(s). 
> Personally, I would have gone for removing Qt3 too but the following concerns
> have been raised:
> - latest LSB 4.1 still needs Qt3
> - some software using Qt3 do not have any replacement (twinkle has mentioned
>   for several users). There is a list of packages using Qt 3 at [1] and 
>   even if Qt3 is kept in the archive, I am planning to do a QA round of all
>   the packages using Qt3.
> - there seem to be a lot of people using their Qt 3 software and Debian in 
>   scientific environments.
> Qt 3 was EOL'ed in July 2007 [2], so if you decide to adopt Qt 3 you won't
> have any support by upstream. Also, if you adopt the package, please 
> coordinate with the KDE team so we can push some final changes.
> If there are no adopters in the next 3 weeks, I will do an orphaning upload 
> (and file the O: bug) with the changes mentioned earlier.

Change of plans. Due the switch to GCC 4.6, 48 packages using Qt 3 failed to build
from source. This was already reported against Qt3 with a patch, see bug report 
#611255 (Thanks Riddell!) and Modestas did a quick upload fixing the issue
plus the other final issues we wanted to address. See changelog [1]

We took advantage of the upload to also orphan Qt3. Orphaning bug is #625502.

If you want Qt3 is wheezy (or any of the packages that need Qt3), please, step
up soon.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-changes/2011/05/msg00294.html


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