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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Adding more packages

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:20:42 -0500
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 January 2011 19:38:53 Robert Xu wrote:
>> >> b.) Have been fully replaced by more modern software
>> >
>> > Yes, such packages exist. But only if to count Qt4-based software.
>> > Indeed, the whole KDE has been replaced... We usually keep the last
>> > Qt3-based version in KDE3 repo.
>> hm. Once tqt for qt4 is complete then we should drop the Qt3 versions
>> that have a Qt4 maintained one.
>> of course, that could take a while (so... much... hassle... (according
>> to Tim xD))
> Then you'll drop all the KDE: koffice, kaffeine, kmail, konq - anything.

I wouldn't mind konversation, it's my favorite IRC client, but the
kde3 version is a bit outdated, and the kde4 version will likely get
the new features (mostly looking for custom CTCP replies (other than
the custom version reply and settng my real name to whatever) and the
ability to reject DCC filetransfers and/or chat). Konq only needs a
new HTML engine, or support for more engines and the option to choose
one's preference. KOffice needs better M$ support (not that I use such
stuff, but other people switching from Windows or using it at work
might), though that's done through another library, right? So Koffice
doesn't need updating except to support a newer library, or a better

Unless we actually plan to rewrite KDE3 to use Qt4, we shouldn't worry
about dropping anything. Sometimes outdated stuff works better than
newer stuff (my old 1997 IBM worked much better than my mother's 2000
HP or my 2003 Dell, and my current HP has a proprietary wifi card that
apparently doesn't support scanning for wireless on 2.6.37 kernels).

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