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[opensuse-kde] Removing KDE:Community repository
  • From: Lubos Lunak <l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 16:57:52 +0200
  • Message-id: <201008021657.55435.l.lunak@xxxxxxx>

You are receiving this mail because you are set as a maintainer or bugowner
for the KDE:Community repository or a package present there. Any possible
discussion should happen on the opensuse-kde@xxxxxxxxxxxx mailing list.

To finish the reorganization and cleanup of the KDE repositories, the
KDE:Community repository will be either renamed or removed (after a grace
period). The reasons for this are:
- KDE:Community contains software based on KDE3. Since openSUSE distribution
no longer supports KDE3 and the KDE:KDE3 repository is poorly maintained, it
is assumed that the majority of packages in KDE:Community is in a similar
situation. For the KDE3 parts that are still maintained it would make sense
to consolidate this effort only in one repository.
- The naming of KDE:Community is based on the obsolete notion of community
and "non-community" packages, which no longer applies to openSUSE, thus the
name of the repository is obsolete and pointless.

There are roughly these options:

- You maintain a package in KDE:Community which is not KDE3/Qt3-based and you
wish to continue maintaining this package - please move the package to a more
appropriate repository (such as the KDE:Extra repository, see
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:KDE_Extra_repository).

- You maintain a package in KDE:Community which is KDE3/Qt3 based and you wish
to continue maintaining this package - please move the package to the
KDE:KDE3 repository. You can ask for the opensuse-kde mailing list for any
help such as getting maintainer rights for a package there (or even the whole
repository if you are willing to help maintaining it, see
http://en.opensuse.org/KDE3).

- You don't care - just leave it as it is, the package will be eventually
removed together with the repository.

- Some other option - use the opensuse-kde mailing list for discussion.

--
Lubos Lunak
openSUSE Boosters team, KDE developer
l.lunak@xxxxxxx , l.lunak@xxxxxxx
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