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[opensuse-kde] RFC: Dropping (for real) KTP from Applications 17.12
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Hello,

a recent message[1] to the release-team mailing list suggested that KDE
Telepathy is de facto dead, due to lack of maintenance with the exception of
infrequent contributions. Now, the problem seems also to affect the upstream
Telepathy project, which is mostly dormant. Recently, a component used by KTP
(the Qt bindings for Telepathy) broke with CMake 3.9 (and a fix or a release is
not in sight; there has been no significant activity since 2015). At this
point, with many parts of the stack that are likely bitrotting, and even a
mostly dead upstream, it is the time to wonder whether KTP should be still
part of Applications. It was suggested to keep it if it didn't break, but as I
mentioned, some dependencies *are* already broken.

Therefore, I would suggest for it to be dropped from the next Applications
release (17.12). For what it's worth, it's being already dropped from openSUSE
Tumbleweed (and the future stable versions as well), unless, of course, the
impasse can be solved, but IMO it would just move the line to the next
breakage (which is going to happen, sooner or later),

[1] https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/release-team/2017-August/010494.html

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