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Re: [opensuse-kde3] kde3 and future releases, tumbleweed?
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On 07/28/2012 09:30 AM, Dexter Filmore wrote:
Hi,

I mainly switched to SuSE as it is one of the last dists that officially
package kde3.
Question is: is it going to stay that way?
Will there be a repo for 12.2? tumbleweed? 13.x?

I would certainly hope so. With all the effort Ilya, Serghei and Robert have put
into it, it would be a shame to see it go away. The only reason I can ever see
it going away is if we lose the dedicated team that provides patches as
necessary to accommodate upstream changes. Since there is a stable upstream for
Qt3 which currently builds on gcc47 and glibc 2.16, there is no technical reason
it cannot be packaged for all upcoming releases.

Now whether it is packaged for tumbleweed or not is simply a manpower question.
It is far more time consuming to patch and package kde3 when the underlying key
packages are subject to constant change. (libpng, ffmpeg, etc..) When upstream
changes occur there and are then pulled into tumbleweed, it can take
considerable time to recode library changes throughout kde3 than other smaller
packages.

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David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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