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Re: Qt4 removal plan
nia <nia%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 01:29:31PM +0200, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>> I propose to obsolete and remove Qt4 from pkgsrc.
>> Most of the existing users of qt4 packages are KDE4, everything else is
>> dead upstream.
>> Many of the distributions already did it:
>> The last version of Qt4 4.8 LTS (4.8.7) was released in 2011 and is
>> unsupported since 2015.
>> Qt5 is around since 2012.
> I agree (obviously :)).
> I can probably import the Qt5 version of Scribus tonight.
> owncloudclient has Qt5 support upstream already and needs to be
> GNU Radio needs to be switched - upstream has Qt5 support already.
> The rest is mostly entirely KDE 4 stuff, with fading relevancy.
Given owncloud/gnuradio etc., it does seem like we should update first
before deleting. I don't see the point of keeping software that nobody
wants to run, but removing things that are old when it breaks other
packages seems best avoided.
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