[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#875029: [Pkg-kde-extras] Bug#875029: [lightdm] Future Qt4 removal from Buster

Ralf Jung post at ralfj.de
Fri Sep 15 09:31:28 UTC 2017


>>> Therefore, please take the time and:
>>> - contact your upstream (if existing) and ask about the state of a Qt5
>>> port of your application
>>> - if there are no activities regarding porting, investigate whether there are
>>> suitable alternatives for your users
>>> - if there is a Qt5 port that is not yet packaged, consider packaging it
>>> - if both the Qt4 and the Qt5 versions already coexist in the Debian
>>> archives, consider removing the Qt4 version
>> I have to admit I'm not really interested in the Qt lightdm components so I'd
>> be just fine in disabling Qt4 stuff. But some packages like lightdm-kde-
>> greeter and razorqt-lightdm-greeter actually use it, so I guess some
>> coordination will be needed. I'm adding them to the loop.
> Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
> RazorQt it's Qt4 only, the project has merged along with LXDE as LXQt
> (hopefully LXQt is or will be Qt5-ready).
> All components (incl. razorqt-lightdm-greeter) are part of the same
> source package.  So all of it will get removed at the same time, along
> with Qt4 or before.

(lightdm-kde Debian maintainer here)

lightdm-kde upstream seems entirely dead for 4 years now.  I won't do a
port to Qt5.  So I guess what I should do is ask for lightm-kde to be
removed from the repository.  Lisandro, can I wait with that until you
really remove Qt4 or should I rather do this ASAP?

Kind regards,

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