polling opinions: how much QT3/KDE3.5 to preserve in dports this July?

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Sun Jun 2 11:39:58 PDT 2013

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 03:21:54PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> There's a decision to be made though.  At the beginning of the year, 
> FreeBSD made the decision to purge all ports depending on QT3 including 
> (and especially) KDE3.5 which runs pretty well on DragonFly.  They go 
> EOL on 1 July, which means they'll probably be purged that month.  This 
> is not a particularly popular decision with FreeBSD users and there has 
> been push-back, but I think this purging will occur as planned.
> We've got three options:
> 1) Follow suit and purge all these QT3 and KDE 3.5 ports.  This is a lot 
> of ports.
> 2) "Lock in" the core KDE 3.5 ports (everything pulled in by KDE3.5 meta 
> package) but let the other ports go.
> 3) "Lock in" everything (don't purge any QT3 or KDE 3.5 ports).

Another data point against purging kde3:

Okular, the kpdf replacement is unable to properly handle printing:
- it doesn't respect cups options and resets every printer options to its
  own values every time it's run
- it doesn't respect options changed by the user, again resetting all
  printer options to its own values
- it is not even able to use the correct paper input tray. All envelopes I
  tried to print ended up on A4 paper for example.

Francois Tigeot

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