Stepping down as Qt 6 maintainers

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Thu Aug 20 01:55:54 UTC 2020

I agree, Rik -- it could be a problem. On the other hand, neon manages to
package Qt -- is there any discussion about using that packaging in Debian?
It seems crazy to package something so massive *twice*.


On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 6:31 AM Rik Mills <rikmills at> wrote:

> Could pose us a problem.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Stepping down as Qt 6 maintainers
> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:05:55 -0300
> From: Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer <perezmeyer at>
> To: Debian KDE ML <debian-kde at>,
> pkg-kde-talk at
> After quite some time maintaining Qt in Debian both Dmitry Shachnev
> and I decided to not maintain Qt 6 when it's published (expected in
> December 2020, see We will do our
> best to keep the Qt 5 codebase up and running.
> We **love** Qt, but it's a huge codebase and requires time and build
> power, both things that we are currently lacking, so we decided it's
> time for us to step down and pass the torch. And a new major version
> seems the right point to do that.
> We will be happy to review and/or sponsor other people's work or even
> occasionally do uploads, but we can't promise to do it regularly.
> Some things we think potential Qt 6 maintainers should be familiar
> with are, of course, C++ packaging (specially symbols files) and
> CMake, as Qt 6 will be built with it.
> We also encourage prospective maintainers to remove the source's
> -everywhere-src suffixes and just keep the base names as source
> package names: qtbase6, qtdeclarative6, etc.
> It has been an interesting ride all these years, we really hope you
> enjoyed using Qt.
> Thanks for everything,
>   Dmitry and Lisandro.
> --
> Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> --
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