Qt3 and LSB compliance

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 2 17:19:30 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 04:05:14PM +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> It would be good to move Qt 3 from main to universe, it's unmaintained
> upstream, is a duplication of another library (Qt 4) and is not
> actively used by anything much.

> Reverse Build Depends:
> Package: avahi  Qt 3 bindings can be dropped
> Package: cppunit  Qt 3 GUI can be dropped
> Package: djvulibre  Qt 3 GUI can be dropped
> Package: qt-x11-free
> Package: qwt  Qt 3 widgets can be dropped
> Package: scribus  can be moved to universe
> Package: unixodbc  Qt 3 bindings can be droped

This isn't just bindings; the main Qt3 output on this package are the GUI
ODBC management tools, for which we have no alternative.  I need to check
whether upstream has a Qt4-friendly version; if anyone happens to know
already your input is welcome.

(This is Debian bug #604387, btw)

> 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?

The only thing in main that depends on lsb->lsb-desktop is 'kubuntu-full' -
so you tell us?  :-)

Ironically, lsb-desktop also has a reverse-dependency of 'lsb-qt4'.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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