Subject: Re: Eval: New package qt3-3.0.1
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2002 13:44:24
> Nick Hudson wrote
> [ Charset ISO-8859-1 unsupported, converting... ]
> > > I've created a new package for qt3-3.0.1 that will be needed for KDE3
> > > and many other new applications. Please have a look at it and give it
> > > a drive. It can be found on
> >
> > I have a buildlink'ed and libtooled pkg for qt3-libs and qt3-designer I
> > commit soon.
> This is how my package started off, but than I didn't see the point of
> having to maintain qt3-libs, qt3-designer, qt3-docs, qt3-examples.
> The following are the install statistics of qt3:
> /usr/X11R6/qt3/lib 12MB
> /usr/X11R6/qt3/doc 19MB
> /usr/X11R6/qt3/bin      10MB
> remainder                4MB
> ----------------------------
> Grand Total             45MB
> I consider the libraries and their documentation shouldn't be
> seperated and in this view it doesn't seem much of a sacrifies to
> install designer and it's tools for an extra 14MB (qt3 with-the-lot)
> in exchange for a much simpler package that is easy to maintain.
> IMHO, I believe that we have gone overboard with the subdivision of some
> packages for no good reason or added benefit.

The added benefit is that you don't have to have the documentation if you
are a KDE user. Why make it bigger for no user (not programmer) benefit.