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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Adding more packages

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:59:10 -0600
>> KDE3 has been replaced by more modern software.
No it hasn't.  A true replacement, which is what I was implying when I
wrote my earlier message, would have all of the same functionality in an
interface that is just as easy to use and powerful as the original was. 
KDE4 is not a replacement of KDE3, it is a re-imagining/reboot of KDE with
completely different goals than KDE3.
> If the applications have been reworked to use Qt4, and contain the
> same functionality, as long as maintained, i'm ok with the Qt4
> version. If it's a KDE4 dependent application (uses KDE4 headers),
> stick with the older one.
Yes, these are my thoughts as well.

>>> c.) Rely on old unmaintained libraries with no modern replacement
I am excepting Qt here.  My original intent was to kick out software that
relies on ancient, special purpose libraries that cannot feasibly be
"resurrected" and maintained.  For example, anything using deprecated and
removed kernel calls, etc.

> Um, Piki, you seem to be on a different page? I think?
> We have tQT for Qt4 in progress right now.
> Qt3 is at version 3.3.8c (use the patch on the trinity Wiki)
> We're not rewriting KDE3 to use Qt4 - we're just going to use tQT to
> have the missing Qt3 functions work in Qt4.
> So, like a Qt3 compataility layer on top of qt4

This is correct.

Ilya, we just don't have the manpower to maintain that entire set of
applications.   If you would like to step in and start TQt converting,
build testing, and adding to SVN some of those applications, then I would
assist wherever possible.  But as it stands I have my hands full with TQt,
Serghei has his hands full with CMake, and everyone else is busy with
needed improvements to the system or distibution packaging.  Please
remember that I and other developer here do not make any money off of
Trinity (any donations are being used to "feed" the servers with power and
Internet) and therefore we all must spend some time on our day jobs as
well! ;-)