Bug#523899: Stop providing KDE 3 support

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Tue Apr 14 08:39:26 UTC 2009


Rene Engelhard wrote:
> Sune Vuorela wrote:
> > On Monday 13 April 2009 15:35:08 Ana Guerrero wrote:
> > > about -kde is supposed to show it integrated with kde4/qt4 and if that is
> > > working (i have not checked), it will be kde3/qt3 and you have to install
> > > kdelibs from kde3 that some users might have ride of already.
> > 
> > I agree that kde3 integration is not relevant in a kde4 environment. Using Qt3 
> > dialogs sticks just as much out as "being wrong" as GTK or fltk dialogs.

That's true, but OOo without any integration is really ugly (see also
below, just try it :) )

> OK, then -kde and -kab will be disabled in the next upload on each branch
> (for 3.0.1 only if there actually will be another upload...)

Had a quick discussion with calc on IRC (even a few days ago); Ubuntu still
ships -kde:

23:51 <@_rene_> calc: btw, #523899...
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00:53 < calc> _rene_: you may want to ask them to look at what OOo looks like 
              with -kde removed currently...
00:53 < calc> we were thinking about removing it in Ubuntu this cycle but once 
              the kde people saw how ugly native OOo looked they decided they 
              wanted to keep kde3 support instead :)
00:55 < calc> kde users are likely to have kde3 apps still anyway since kde4 
              was largely a rewrite so will still be seeing kde3 file dialogs 
00:55 < calc> so dropping kde support entirely and going back to the horrific 
              native dialogs is probably not something the users will really 
              want, heh
00:56 < calc> best case is if someone that knows enough about kde could just 
              update the file picker to work on kde4

Just FYI :)


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