On Tuesday 25 January 2011 21:59:10 Timothy Pearson wrote: > 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. In that case one have to use Qt4 and Qt3 software in parallel. I know you are trying to port KDE3 to Qt3 but I think this work is still far from being complete. I also skeptical about that a fully functional port is possible: what about the much-beloved themes ant styles? Also I heared Qt4 has some differences from Qt3 which make complete similarity impossible. Also note that Qt is going to renew on a regular basis: after Qt4 there will be Qt5 which will lack any Qt3 compatibility features. That's why I would suggest to stick with Qt3 and fork it. > 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! ;-) I do not know how to deal with TQt and so, and also there is no Trinity in OpenSUSE yet. Currently I maintain the KDE3 repository in OpenSUSE and this takes much effort. I also port/pack the missing packages.