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Re: What happened to rekonq?

On Monday, 02 December, 2013 16:28:32 José Manuel Santamaría Lema wrote:
> Diederik de Haas <didi.debian@cknow.org>
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I just found a website that doesn't display properly in iceweasel, so I
> > wanted to try it with rekonq, only to find it's no longer in the archives.
> > What happened and will rekonq return to the archives?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> >   Diederik
> Some time ago it was removed - allegedly - for security reasons with
> regarding to qtwebkit. See:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=712808
> As you can see in the bug report:
> * The removal wasn't asked by its current maintainer (me)
> * I tried to stop the removal, but it was removed anyway
> Furthermore as I explained here and in the other bug report:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=714688#35
> There are other browsers which use the qtwebkit (which aren't maintained by
> me) which weren't removed from debian sid. So I don't buy the "it's for
> security" argument. Probably the removal of rekonq has more to do with a
> group of powerful people trying to make impossible any contribution from me
> to debian. The same people was responsible (among other things) for the
> "unexplainable" disappearing of qt-kde.debian.net several months ago
> (remember the bunch of mails of people asking how does one install kde 4.10
> from experimental?)
> Also note that I offered myself to package a newer qtwebkit (I have updated
> it
> in siduction a few weeks ago) and the reply was:
> >Please refrain from forwarding changes to the pkg-kde team for reasons you
> are very well aware of.
> So at this point I have two possible conclusions about that "diversity
> statement"[1] which generated some debate in the mailing lists, it's either:
> a) packaging qtwebkit doesn't count as a "contribution which interacts
> constructively with our community"
> or
> b) it's the greatest bullshit ever told about debian.
> I have uploaded it here again a long time ago:
> http://mentors.debian.net/package/rekonq
> and made the corresponding RFS (request for sponsoring, the procedure to
> follow for those who don't have permissions to upload packages to sid).
> Nobody uploaded it. Also I have been maintaining it in siduction where is
> up to date.
> So, if you ask my opinion it's just a shame, but:
> If you want to use rekonq you can:
> a) Build it yourself from the mentors package.
> b) Add to your sources.list the siduction's kdenext repository.
> c) Switch completely to any debian derivative or just use other
> distribution.
> [1]http://www.debian.org/intro/diversity.en.html

Just get it from kde-apps.org and compile it.
Program has problems but it is quicker than the others.

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