Removing Qt 4 from Ubuntu before the 20.04 release
dustin at bashfulrobot.com
Fri Aug 23 05:30:09 UTC 2019
Especially since we (Ubuntu Budgie) are not on the list (and speaking to the team)... no objections.
> Does anyone object to this plan?
On Aug 22 2019, at 4:43 pm, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:29:45PM -0500, Simon Quigley wrote:
> > I would like to completely remove Qt 4 from the Ubuntu archive before
> > the 20.04 release. This includes all of KDE 4 and dependencies.
> > The Debian Qt/KDE Team (which I am a part of) is raising the status of
> > the Qt 4 removal bugs to RC, and since the Qt 6 work is starting
> > upstream in the dev branch in the coming months, now is the time for Qt
> > 4 to go.
> > My timeline for this is to change all of the bugs filed to ask people to
> > port to removal bugs, and go over the list of Qt 4 reverse
> > dependencies one last time, so the removal can be done at the beginning
> > of the 20.04 cycle before the archive opens. This would make 19.10 the
> > last release with Qt 4.
> > Flavors, please check if Qt 4 is on your ISO, and if it is, make plans
> > to remove it as soon as you can. Please hop in #ubuntu-qt if you would
> > like help porting your favorite application.
> $ apt-cache show libqtcore4 | grep Task
> Task: lubuntu-desktop, ubuntustudio-publishing, ubuntustudio-audio, ubuntukylin-desktop, ubuntu-mate-core, ubuntu-mate-desktop
> That's still 4 flavors as of today, FTR.
> > Does anyone object to this plan?
> > 
> > https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/pkg-kde-talk/2019-August/002920.html
> >  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.tag=qt4-removal
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