[Pkg-kde-extras] Future of KDE Bindings for KDE3
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Dec 21 07:36:39 UTC 2008
We are currently dual maintaining bindings for KDE3 and KDE4 for Kubuntu. It
would be nice to drop the KDE3 bindings sooner rather than later and they have
very few reverse depends or build-dep.
I have included the people in Ubuntu/Kubuntu who have mostly been dealing with
the packages in question. In the case of spl and soundkonverter, that's the
Debian Maintainer (I believe that Debian will face this same question as soon
as Lenny is released). Here's what I find in Jaunty (the current Ubuntu
development release) at present (note: this is not based on a deep
understanding of each package - I only had time to scratch the surface, so
please correct me where I'm wrong):
spl - Builds a spl-kde binary. It appears that neither of the spl-dev reverse
build-depends use the KDE bindings. My proposal would be to simply drop the
KDE bindings if there is not an update to KDE4 bindings when we're ready to
remove the package.
Both of these are just suggests. Is there any real harm for these packages if
python-dcop goes away?
Is there a plan to transition this to libkorundum4-ruby1.8? This looks like a
package that actually needs the bindings from KDE3 for now. Is upstream
working on porting it?
amarok-common/amarok - This goes away once we move the amarok package to
amarok 2, right?
soundkonverter-amarok - Once we switch to amarok 2, I'm guessing this will
need to be ported to libqt4-ruby1.8? I see upstream says a KDE4 version of
soundkonverter is in progress, but gives no schedule.
Looking this over, it seems to me that kita2 is the only major roadblock to
removing kdebindings for KDE3 entirely once the transition to amarok2 is
complete. Is that correct?
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