New PPA for Backports + Qt

Paulo Dias paulo.miguel.dias at
Sun Mar 7 19:13:52 UTC 2021

Hi Erich,

Great initiative.
If you need an extra pair of hands for package creation / testing, count me

Let me know how we can start working together.
best regards

| Paulo Dias
| paulo.miguel.dias at

*Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.*

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 5:07 PM Erich Eickmeyer <eeickmeyer at>

> Hi all,
> Many of you already know me. I've been working on Ubuntu Studio for the
> past 3
> years, basically bringing it back from the dead and moving it to Plasma.
> Since
> then, I have become a MOTU and part of the Ubuntu Community Council.
> Back in July I appeared on Big Daddy Linux Live to talk about Ubuntu
> Studio
> and answer any questions. This attracted the attention of Mike Mikowski of
> MindShareManagement, the company creating the Kubuntu Focus computers.
> Back in
> November, he brought me on to the project, and I am now the Director of
> User
> Experience and Packaging as my day job. I also get the privilege of
> working
> with Rick Timmis, one of the Kubuntu Counselors.
> One thing we had been noticing is that Rik Mills is tackling most of the
> maintenance work by himself, and that the Backports repository can no
> longer
> carry the latest Plasma as it could historically since it requires a newer
> Qt.
> Having found a solution, I approached Rik about this, and we decided it
> might
> be best to create a new PPA for those adventurous enough to have a newer
> Qt
> and, therefore, Plasma. Basically, I'd be paid to do this as part of my
> job.
> Additionally, I want to help out in whatever way I can, since helping
> Kubuntu
> also helps Ubuntu Studio.
> In order to do this, I respectfully request to join these teams:
> ~kubuntu-ninjas
> ~kubuntu-dev
> ~kubuntu-ppa
> My launchpad name is ~eeickmeyer
> Rik and I also discussed perhaps creating a new team to deal with this
> highly-
> adventurous endeavour. We plan to discuss this on Saturday the 27th.
> Let me know if you need anything else.
> Thanks,
> Erich
> --
> Erich Eickmeyer
> Project Leader, Ubuntu Studio
> Council Member, Ubuntu Community Council--
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