[lubuntu-devel] Policy RFC - content of Backports repository

Thomas Ward teward at thomas-ward.net
Thu Jul 21 02:39:06 UTC 2022

With my Backports Team hat on, I would caution you when it comes to Qt 

We have to be *very* careful backporting major libraries like Qt and 
such because it can cause incompatibilities across the archive.  So 
while yes this would be a good idea, we DO have to make sure it's not 
going to cause major other breakages.  And we have to include the 
disclaimer on the PPA that "Backports are NOT always guaranteed to be 
stable!  You may break other things using this PPA!" - which is similar 
to the Backports repository pocket's notice.

Just my 2 cents,regardless of what we put in it.


On 7/20/22 22:33, Aaron Rainbolt wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 8:52 PM Simon Quigley <simon at tsimonq2.net> wrote:
>> Dear Lubuntu Team,
>> I'm looking for some opinions on what exactly backports should contain
>> long-term. I believe we should only provide support for the LTS release,
>> but should we update any KDE Frameworks or Qt libraries to fix some more
>> general bugs? I'm not in favor of fully providing e.g. KDE Gear or
>> Plasma, but we could probably grab the Frameworks builds from Kubuntu
>> Backports.
>> Thoughts?
>> --
>> Simon Quigley
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> Given the fact that there are multiple LXQt bugs that are actually Qt
> bugs, I think it's a very good idea to update Qt at least. We will
> probably need to wait until LXQt has official support for Qt6, though.
> As for Frameworks, I'm not sure what that's used for, so I don't have
> a comment on that.

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