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Re: Qt 6 on X32 and HPPA ports: upstream requiring proof of usage

> On 2 Feb 2023, at 19:23, John David Anglin <dave.anglin@bell.net> wrote:
> On 2023-02-02 2:01 p.m., Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
>> El jueves, 2 de febrero de 2023 15:54:44 -03 Helge Deller escribió:
>>> On 2/2/23 19:21, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
>>>> El jueves, 2 de febrero de 2023 15:08:49 -03 Sam James escribió:
>>>> [snip]
>>>>>> Pruning whatever code they do not test on the CI and does not has active
>>>>>> users, no matter how short/long it can be.
>>>>> At
>>>>> https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qbs/qbs/+/437296/comments/9b34cbab_87
>>>>> ce
>>>>> d2e4, someone suggested adding cross HPPA (and maybe others) to their
>>>>> Docker setup. That could be a start.
>>>> I'm quite in contact with the CI staff. I sincerely don't think they will
>>>> want to add yet another CI image except they have a big client requiring
>>>> it :-/
>>> I think this will only be debian, and gentoo - both distributions support
>>> hppa.
>>>> I'll bring it up next week, but I will not have high expectations on this.
>>> Btw, I did noticed that the hppa build on debian failed, but was too busy
>>> with other things to look into it. And, I was hoping someone would fix it
>>> as it seemed trivial.
>>> Beside the CI, we have two debian porterboxes for hppa, so testing is
>>> possible.
>> Well, that's already a bad signal :-/ It means there are no real users for it
>> (yet?), else you would be seeing complaints :-(
> That's being snarky.  qt6-base came out of experimental on 2022-12-30.
> It's full of 32-bit issues:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1030315
> But the main problem is linking a shared object against a non-PIC archive library.
> I was the one that provided the Q_PROCESSOR defines.  At that time the package built successfully.
> I assume this is about money (Commercial contract support).

By the way, someone showed me https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2023-February/043594.html,
But we should probably talk about that and other hassle on libc-alpha or the new distributions ML ;)

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