Bug#604264: Preparations for the removal of the KDE3 and Qt3 libraries

Ana Guerrero ana at debian.org
Sat Mar 12 20:03:35 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 05:47:53PM +0100, Eckhart Wörner wrote:
> Package: creox
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-qt-kde at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: qt3libs-removal kde3libs-removal
> Dear maintainer,
> 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

Dear multimedia maintainers,
what is the status of this? The removal of kdelibs4c2a is imminent now. Since
there is not a kde4 port, could you please file for removal?  Interested users
can always fetch the package from Squeeze.


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