Remember remember the 5th(+1) of November

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at
Tue Oct 21 20:54:17 UTC 2014

Or in other words: the date that we plan to (pre)announce our efforts to 
remove Qt4 from Jessie+1.

I have already wrote a sketch for the announce in gobby Teams/KDE/Qt4 under 
"Qt 4 removal in Jessie+1"

We still have quite some time to do the removal, but I liked the idea
that the RT used for the freeze: announce it with enough time.

Using what I learned from the Qt3 removal:

- We will not have upstream support for Qt4 in Jessie+1 as the end of support 
if planned at some point of 2014.

- Porting Qt4 stuff to Qt5 is easier that it was to port Qt3 stuff to Qt4. 
Take a look at <> and 
the links listed in "Recommended Reading" at the bottom of that page.

- Porting needs time, the fastest we give access to Qt5 in stable the better. 
That's why I started pushing Qt5 backports for Wheezy.

So here is my plan:

- Provide a Wheezy backport: already happening.

- 2014/11/06: mail debian-devel-announce with text in Gobby (please please 
please check/edit/etc)

- As soon as we release Jessie: send the mass bug filling mail to debian-
devel, proceed with them. Even maybe given some certain (or not) dates.

Any thoughs will be kindly appreciated.

Kinds regards, Lisandro.

Cuando me preguntaron sobre algún arma capaz de contrarrestar el poder de la
bomba atómica, yo sugerí la mejor de todas: la paz.
 Albert Einstein

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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