On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:45:54AM +0100, Eckhart W├Ârner wrote:
> Source: earth3d
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-qt-...@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: qt3libs-removal
> 
> 
> Dear maintainer,
> 
> The Debian Qt/KDE team is planning to remove the KDE3 and Qt3 libraries from 
> Debian shortly after the Squeeze release. The transition phase to KDE4 and 
> Qt4 
> will finish since both KDE and Nokia upstream don't maintain the old versions 
> of those libraries anymore.
> 
> In order to make this move, all packages directly or indirectly depending on 
> the KDE3/Qt3 libraries have to either get ported to KDE4/Qt4 or eventually 
> get 
> removed from the Debian repositories.
> 
> Therefore, please take the time and:
> - contact your upstream (if existing) and ask about the state of a KDE4/Qt4 
> port of your application
> - if there are no activities regarding porting, investigate whether there are 
> suitable alternatives for your users
> - if there is a KDE4/Qt4 port that is not yet packaged, consider packaging it
> - if both the KDE3/Qt3 and the KDE4/Qt4 version already coexist in the Debian 
> archives, consider removing the KDE3/Qt3 version
> 
> Documentation on how to port to KDE4 can be found at:
> http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Development/Tutorials/KDE4_Porting_Guide
> 
> Documentation on how to port to Qt4 can be found at:
> http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/porting4.html

Hello maintainers,

One year and a half later, it is about time to remove Qt3.
If there is not a Qt4 version, we should remove this package. In the case of
earth3d seems to be a java version, could you look at packaging this version
instead?

Thanks,
Ana




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