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Month: August 2010

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] New KDE3 list

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:26:59 +0400
On Monday 30 August 2010 22:03:18 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> > Hi people, I just want to announce that we at OpenSUSE have got a new
> > KDE3-related list, opensuse-kde3@...
> >
> > Anyone who wants to subscribe send please a message to
> > opensuse-kde3+subscribe@...
> On this topic, do you know of any OpenSUSE developers that might be
> willing to package the Trinity sources for OpenSUSE?

I think nobody will do it. And it is also not urgent as we have well working 
KDE3 currently. 

But if you want to promote Trinity wider OpenSUSE build service is excellent: 
it allows to build packages for OpenSUSE as well as Fedora, Mandriva and even 
Ubuntu. The sources can be automatically downloaded from SVN.

> Last I checked they 
> were not too receptive to the idea, but one of the main enhancement
> requests I get is to generate Fedora/OpenSUSE RPM packages.  I can provide
> the build systems; 

The only thing OpenSUSE people need less than anything is a build service :-)

> all they would need to provide are the control files 
> and an example build script or command.

There are many Qt3 and KDE3 applications which are unpackaged besides
Trinity. Also I doubt old spec files from KDE3 would fit for
Trinity: sometimes a package has hundreds of patches, for example, kdebase3
has 241 patch in OpenSUSE (and about 30 additional sources), which may be 
incompatible with Trinity.

> Also on this topic, I would prefer to merge the OpenSUSE changes into the
> Trinity SVN so as to keep a central location for KDE3 development, instead
> of creating two independent islands of development over time.
> Just thought I would mention it, since you know the OpenSUSE community
> better than I do.