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Re: Qt4 removal plan

On Fri, 25 Oct 2019, at 17:13:45 +0200, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
> On 25.10.2019 16:55, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > What packages are concerned ? "dead upstream" doesn't mean it's not
> used.
> > 
> From the concerned packages: librecad. No release since 2016.
> Last RC with qt5 was 2 years ago.
> They might have bigger problems with dependencies as FSF moved to
> GPLv3
> and GPLv2 is incompatible.
> Another one is SASM
> I propose to remove them and restore once they will be released (if
> ever) with qt5+ support.
> If there is anything else, speak up.

There are various KDE-related apps that I sometimes find useful, e.g.
kdiff3 (which I see is what Mercurial recommends for a graphical merge
tool). Generally, these have long been ported to qt5+kf5, pkgsrc just
doesn't have the more recent versions. I was thinking of updating these
myself, but hadn't got around to it.

As Maya suggested, I don't think there's any urgency to remove things
immediately. The question on some people's minds I imagine will be: "If
you're deleting KDE4, where's KDE5?"


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