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Re: Bug#641812: ITP: qt-solutions2009-gpl -- free source code from Qt, available under GPL-3

Hello Sune,

Sune Vuorela a écrit :
> On Friday 16 September 2011 14:33:49 Georges Khaznadar wrote:
> > * Package name    : qt-solutions2009-gpl
> You are aware that qt solutions is dead upstream, and this is a 2 years old 
> copy of it?

Yes I am aware of it. The reason why I try to push this zombie code into
Debian is that it is currently used within the software Sankore, which
is under active development. This software provides the first good
open-source solution for using interactive whitebords in educational
environments. See http://sankore.org/

An alternative would be to merge the relevant code into Sankore's main
source, and tagging this obsoleted code as a candidate to be replaced as
soon as possible. Is that solution better?

> >   Version         : 1.0
> Where does this version number come from?

This version number is arbitrary. 2009.0 would be more appropriate?

> >   Upstream Author : Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies)
> > * URL             :
> > ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.trolltech.com/pub/qt/solutions/lgpl/*.tar.
> > gz * License         : GPL-3
> Is there any reason why you haven't instead chosen the BSD licensed newer 
> editions from qt.gitorious.org? Or at least listed the alternative lgplv2.1 
> license that it is also offered under?

Unfortunately some subpackages which are necessary in Sankore are no
more found in qt.gitorious.org, for example: qtsingleapplication. Maybe
I did not search at the good place in qt.gitorious.org?

> >  qt-solutions2009-gpl provides a set of code bundles, documentation,
> > buildable examples to fulfill many subsidiary needs. The file
> > README.Debian gives details about the fields which are covered. For
> > example:
> Some of teh projects have already been merged in released editions of Qt and 
> thus actually quite useless to be shipped here.

PLease can you point me to a web page which gives a reliable list of
those projects? It would obviously make my package of zombies lighter.

> ANd beside all this, I'm questioning the general usefulness of providing this 
> code as is.
> Some of teh bits could be useful if they are actually properly packaged and 
> maintained as libraries, but that's not what the package in NEW seems to be 
> providing.

If there is some mean to reduce the size of qt-solutions2009-gpl, it
would be a useful build-dependency for the future package sankore. If
not, what would you suggest?

Best regards,			Georges.

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