Qt3 and LSB compliance

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 16:15:58 UTC 2011

On 03/02/2011 05:05 PM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> This leaves one dependency, lsb-desktop.  LSB upstream is pretty
> inactive and doesn't seem to be updating to remove this obsolete
> library.  Do we care about about LSB to keep Qt 3 in main?

LSB upstream IS active, only that they release new versions only every 
1-2 years. The problem of LSB requiring such old libraries is that LSB 
defines a set of characteristics which all currently supported 
enterprise level Linux distributions have in common, so that commercial 
software vendors can release binary packages which work on all important 
distros. Due to low release frequencies and long support periods of 
enterprise distros the LSB always requires library versions much older 
than the versions shipping in current non-LTS Ubuntu.


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