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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Adding more packages

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:35:13 +0300
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 

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.