Bug#604264: Creox in Debian, was: Bug#604264: Preparations for the removal of the KDE3 and Qt3 libraries

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Mon Mar 14 08:42:33 UTC 2011

Hi Jozef,

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a member of the pkg-multimedia
team, a bunch of folks that, among others, maintain your package 'creox'
in Debian. In Debian the package maintainers for QT and KDE have
scheduled the removal from QT3 and KDE3 packages, which creox currently
depends on.

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 21:03:35 (CET), Ana Guerrero wrote:

> 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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