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From: Tomáš Chvátal <scarabeus@g.o>
Subject: Re: KDE3 deprecation news item. [ the GLEP 42 based variant ]
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:13:49 +0100
Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
> >
> > Title: KDE3 will be masked and removed from portage
> > Author: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
> 
> Maybe add your self as author? Multiple "Author" fields are allowed.
> (And yes, UTF-8 in header fields is allowed, too. ;-)
> 
Multiplied
> > Content-Type: text/plain
> > Posted: 2009-10-29
> > Revision: 1
> > News-Item-Format: 1.0
> > Display-If-Installed: <kde-base/kdelibs-4
> >
> > Please turn your KDE radio on, and make sure to turn the volume to its
> > maximum level for this important message.
> 
> Please wrap lines at 72 characters, which is the standard for news
> items.
Wrapped
> 
> > After multiple setbacks we have finally managed to stabilise KDE4 on both
> > major desktop architectures (amd64 and x86), where other teams are to
> > follow.
> >
> > This means that those of you who still use KDE3 should start considering
> > an upgrade right away, due to various reasons. [1]
> >
> > The KDE3 support is being dropped with immediate effect. This means that
> > ebuilds are dropping KDE3 support where they were broken, or clashing
> > with KDE4.
> >
> > If you wish to still use KDE3, and you want to help others with having
> > KDE3 around, drop a mail to kde@g.o, where we can give you commit
> > access to the special overlay which will specifically contain only KDE3
> > packages. [2]
> 
> I think this paragraph shouldn't be included in a news item that
> concerns primarily the main Portage tree. IMHO at least the part about
> commit access should be left out.
Rephrased.
> 
> > Sadly upstream is not supporting KDE3 anymore and we simply lack the
> > manpower to keep support for both (as you might have noticed in the past
> > few months KDE3 has become more and more rusty for which we humbly
> > apologize).
> >
> > Sorry to bring you the bad news and with hope that KDE4 will suit your
> > needs,
> >
> > Tomas Chvatal
> > KDE Teams substituting Lead
> 
> Omit the signature. I think it's not formally forbidden, but neither
> the example in GLEP 42 nor any of the news items so far had one.
> 
Dropped
> Ulrich
> , 

Thanks for help :]
Title: KDE3 will be masked and removed from portage
Author: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
Author: Tomáš Chvátal <scarabeus@g.o>
Content-Type: text/plain
Posted: 2009-10-29
Revision: 1
News-Item-Format: 1.0
Display-If-Installed: <kde-base/kdelibs-4

Please turn your KDE radio on, and make sure to turn the volume to its
maximum level for this important message.

After multiple setbacks we have finally managed to stabilise KDE4 on
both major desktop architectures (amd64 and x86), where other teams are
to follow.

This means that those of you who still use KDE3 should start
considering an upgrade right away, due to various reasons. [1]

The KDE3 support is being dropped with immediate effect. This means
that ebuilds are dropping KDE3 support where they were broken, or
clashing with KDE4.

Kde packages are moved to special overlay named as kde3 in layman.
Note that this overlay is going to be user maintained and not developer
reviewed. [2]

Sadly upstream is not supporting KDE3 anymore and we simply lack the
manpower to keep support for both (as you might have noticed in the
past few months KDE3 has become more and more rusty for which we humbly
apologize).

[1] - http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-desktop/msg_a3e260bd0545cb4e763c81bc60f81de2.xml
[2] - http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/kde-sunset.git
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