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Month: August 2010

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

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:07:19 -0500
> 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
> :-)
OK, that is understandable.  As I mentioned before I have no real
knowledge of the OpenSUSE world.
>> 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.
That's what I would like to correct--those patches should probably be
included in the Trinity source, not just downstream.  Looks like I may
have to do that myself sometime in the future.
>> 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.
Thanks for the reply!