On 07/31/2012 10:58 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote: > >> >3. It does NOT require Qt4. > I do not see this as a bad thing. I think arguing that using Qt4 over > Qt3 is not enough to keep a program around. A toolkit is simple what > the program utilizes to display things, it doesn't have much to do > with functionality... which leads to my next point. > I'm not arguing that Qt4 is bad -- I don't think it is, there are a couple of apps I have that must have it (keepassx for one). However, give the choice, I prefer Qt3 apps due to the look and feel (and if column handling is at issue -- the Qt3 apps work..) >> >4. It works very well in its current form. > It doesn't! it is not up to scratch with the current rosegarden > project. It's a dead standstill from where they were 4 years ago. This > is sort along the lines of the KWin thing, except there is no huff and > puff about depending upon KDE4. In fact, we will be depending on Qt4 > eventually I see it as even less of an issue. Well, to be fair, this is where I must qualify my answer. "It does everything I need it to do :)" Which means it opens and runs without crashing. (after you load the modules) If there are new features, then I don't miss them :) > >> >It's not a question of why do we still sunport it - there has been almost no >> >support required. >> > >> >The question is: "When should we stop supporting it?" >> > >> >Answer: "When a core library change breaks the rosegarden GIT tree API/whatever >> >and where the amount of support required exceeds what someone is willing to do >> >to preserve it in its current form and decides to port the upstream version to >> >TDE..." > Well that's another thing... current Rosegarden doesn't need to be > ported to TDE. it already works great in TDE! I use it frequently for > my home studio. > What is it that the Qt3 based rosegarden in the GIT tree doesn't do? I mean I'm not stuck on it and if the upstream version will work fine (and look right), then I don't have any heartache over using it. What does the new one do that the old one doesn't -- other than not popping up the 'New version available dialog' on start each time? >> >This is one of those -- you don't just run out an buy another dishwasher for the >> >heck of it things,.... you wait until the one you have breaks and the cost of >> >repair exceeds the cost of a new one :) > Except that we are not talking about physical hunks of metal and > wiring which cost hundreds of dollars to replace. We are talking about > something along the lines of > > apt-get remove rosegarden-trinity > apt-get install rosegarden > > Calvin -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.