On Thursday 23 April 2015 14:48:01 Rohan Garg wrote:
> Hey
> > - snit-qt received it last commit almost three years from now:
> >   <https://code.launchpad.net/~indicator-applet-developers/sni-qt/trunk.13
> >   .04> (actually it will be three years old the day we release Jessie)
> Probably because sni-qt is considered finished. I'm sure that's the
> case for many other projects out there.

Finished? Sorry, but looking at the bug list it doesn't seems finished.

> > - The bug list is:
> >   <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sni-qt>
> >   The most recent bug there has been opened in August last year, received
> >   priority high in December and is still open.
> Doesn't affect KDE, so it's not really relevant here tbh.

You mentioned VLC as an example: 

So, again:
> > So at very least I would require a nice and alive sni-qt upstream to even
> > consider patching Qt4.


> Except that there are multiple opensource Qt 4 apps that use
> QSystemTray and will have a non functioning systray icon in Plasma 5.
> I really find the situation to be unacceptable in it's current form to
> be honest.

And I really find unacceptable to "solve" this with a stack of unmaintained 
software which clearly it's not in it's best shape. This wouldn't be a problem 
if it had someone taking care of it in the upstream side, of course.

So there are only two ways out here:

- Find someone to take care of sni-qt as upstream and then another one (or the 
same person) to take care of the package.

- Let people start porting their stuff to Qt5. Yes, this might be the most 
troublesome right now, but they will have to do it at some point.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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