Bug#673701: RM: qtdmm/0.8.13-3
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> Datum: Sun, 20 May 2012 21:35:19 +0100
> Von: "Adam D. Barratt" <email@example.com>
> An: Steffen Moeller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
> Betreff: Re: Bug#673701: RM: qtdmm/0.8.13-3
> On Sun, 2012-05-20 at 22:26 +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> > Even upstream has given up on qtdmm to make the transition to current
> > Qt/KDE standards and develops QtDMM 2, which is not packaged for Debian.
> > Now Debian will not continue the maintenance of the older libraries
> > and Ana today sent #604578, suggesting to initiate the removal of
> > anything depending on those older libraries. The package has a rather
> > surprisingly high user base >200 on popcon and needs little maintenance.
> > It is sad to see it go, but if it shall be, so be it. For the fragile
> > Linux community of electroengineers it would be neat to directly offer
> > QtDMM2 as a substitute. But I am too busy to address that.
> In that case, should the package not be removed from the archive
> entirely - i.e. from unstable - rather than just from testing? It
> doesn't seem particularly productive to remove it from testing just to
> have it languish unmaintained and unusable in unstable.
Thank you for that request for clarification. Yes, a complete removal of the package was my intention to request.
Many thanks again and regards,