[poppler] qt3 frontend

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Fri Sep 16 17:17:59 PDT 2011

A Divendres, 16 de setembre de 2011, Ilya Chernykh vàreu escriure:
> On Friday 16 September 2011 21:01:48 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > Is it possible to keep support for qt3 front-end in poppler 0.18?
> > 
> > It would be possible, but being honest Qt3 and KDE3 are the past.
> I think for openSUSE at least this is not exactly the case because I think
> KDE3 will be back in the upcoming release after a gap of 4 releases.

Trolltech/Nokia declared Qt3 dead and it has known bugs and security issues 
and noone is developing KDE3 either which probably has known security issues 
too. I am sure that if openSUSE is willing to maintain releases of all that 
they can also do the same for poppler-qt

> > If you want to keep using them, that is fine, but for upstream projects
> > maitaining a Qt3 backend when noone is interested in doing so is a pain,
> > so it is not going to happen.
> > 
> > Of course you are free to get the old code and compile it against the
> > new
> > poppler, it should not be that difficult.
> Can you please check if it builds well against 0.18 without much effort?
> If may you simply include it into the package or as a separate tarball?

No, you want it, you do it.

> Actually I am not sure how I can extract poppler-qt3 from an existing
> package and build it agains poppler from another package... And also
> probably the distro will not accept a package which is hacked rather than
> comes from the devs.

That is your problem, not ours, we do not have the capacity to maintain 
useless code around.


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