[poppler] qt3 frontend

Ilya Chernykh anixxsus at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 17:40:58 PDT 2011

On Saturday 17 September 2011 04:17:59 Albert Astals Cid wrote:

> > > 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 

Trinity project picked up qt3 and included it in their SVN. They already made
two minor releases.

> 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.

Can you please tell how to build poppler-qt separately of poppler?

> > 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.

Why useless if many people use it?

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