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Help needed for medical imaging framework sofa (Was: Bug#875184: [sofa-framework] Future Qt4 removal from Buster)

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On Sun, Sep 08, 2019 at 11:00:34PM +0200, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 08, 2019 at 08:41:40AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 07, 2019 at 10:43:53PM +0200, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> > > 
> > > The current releases on https://github.com/sofa-framework claim to be Qt5
> > > compatible. Is anyone working on updating the package or should it be removed?
> > > 
> > > sofa-framework is one of the three remaining reverse dependencies of
> > > libqwt5-qt4-dev at this point.
> > 
> > I tried to upgrade sofa-framework but had severe issues with new cmake
> > configuration.  I'll have a look next week.
> If you're stuck, feel free to ping #debian-qt-kde.

I need to admit I'm totally stuck with this package.  Yes, there is a
new upstream version since a long time and I tried several times to
update it in Git[1].  However, its basically a new packaging of a large
package with the need for excluding several code copies of libraries.
I took over the maintenance from a former uploader which left the team
but I need to admit my time resources and interest in this package are
quite sparse.

To have a chance to keep sofa-framework we need an expert in cmake who
has some experience how to replace Debian packaged libraries.  I'd
happily add any volunteer to the Debian Med team to give full commit
permissions.  If nobody volunteers I do not see a realistic chance to
keep that package.

Kind regards,


[1] https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/sofa-framework


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