Bug#604367: Preparations for the removal of the KDE3 and Qt3 libraries

Frank S. Thomas fst at debian.org
Wed Jan 26 19:57:39 UTC 2011

On Sunday 21 November 2010 20:46:28 Eckhart Wörner wrote:
> The Debian Qt/KDE team is planning to remove the KDE3 and Qt3 libraries
> from Debian shortly after the Squeeze release. The transition phase to
> KDE4 and Qt4 will finish since both KDE and Nokia upstream don't maintain
> the old versions of those libraries anymore.
> In order to make this move, all packages directly or indirectly depending
> on the KDE3/Qt3 libraries have to either get ported to KDE4/Qt4 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 KDE4/Qt4
> port of your application
> - if there are no activities regarding porting, investigate whether there
> are suitable alternatives for your users
> - if there is a KDE4/Qt4 port that is not yet packaged, consider packaging
> it - if both the KDE3/Qt3 and the KDE4/Qt4 version already coexist in the
> Debian archives, consider removing the KDE3/Qt3 version

FTR: There is no Qt4 port of ORSA and the current version in Debian is already 
more than five years old. I haven't asked upstream, but it seems that his top 
priority currently is orbit at home [1]. After the release of Squeeze I will 
therefore ask for the removal of ORSA from Debian. I'm also not aware of any 

- Frank

[1] http://orbit.psi.edu/
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