[Debian-lego-team] Bug#875006: [leocad] Future Qt4 removal from Buster

Nicolas Guilbert nicolas at ange.dk
Sat Sep 9 21:03:11 UTC 2017

Hi Lisandro,

might you have the possibility to upload the latest leocad package from



It closes #875006.



On 09/09/2017 10:08 PM, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> Source: leocad
> Version: 17.07-1
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-qt-kde at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: qt4-removal
> Hi! As you might know we the Qt/KDE team are preparing to remove Qt4
> as [announced] in:
> [announced] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2017/08/msg00006.html>
> Currently Qt4 has been dead upstream and we are starting to have problems
> maintaining it, like for example in the [OpenSSL 1.1 support] case.
> [OpenSSL 1.1 support] <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=828522>
> In order to make this move, all packages directly or indirectly depending on
> the Qt4 libraries have to either get ported to Qt5 or eventually get
> removed from the Debian repositories.
> Therefore, please take the time and:
> - contact your upstream (if existing) and ask about the state of a Qt5
> port of your application
> - if there are no activities regarding porting, investigate whether there are
> suitable alternatives for your users
> - if there is a Qt5 port that is not yet packaged, consider packaging it
> - if both the Qt4 and the Qt5 versions already coexist in the Debian
> archives, consider removing the Qt4 version
> = Porting =
> Some of us where involved in various Qt4 to Qt5 migrations [migration] and we
> know for sure that porting stuff from Qt4 to Qt5 is much much easier and less
> painful than it was from Qt3 to Qt4.
> We also understand that there is still a lot of software still using Qt4.
> Don't forget to take a look at the C++ API changes page [apichanges] whenever
> you start porting your application.
> [migration] http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/packagingqtbasedstuff.html
> [apichanges] http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/sourcebreaks.html
> For any questions and issues, do not hesitate to contact the Debian Qt/KDE
> team at debian-qt-kde at lists.debian.org
> The removal is being tracked in <https://wiki.debian.org/Qt4Removal>
> Lisandro,
> on behalf of the Qt4 maintainers
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