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>>>>> On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
> Title: KDE3 will be masked and removed from portage
> Author: Samuli Suominen <email@example.com>
Maybe add your self as author? Multiple "Author" fields are allowed.
(And yes, UTF-8 in header fields is allowed, too. ;-)
> 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
> 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. 
> The KDE3 support is being dropped with immediate effect. This means that
> ebuilds are dropping KDE3 support where they were broken, or clashing with
> If you wish to still use KDE3, and you want to help others with having KDE3
> around, drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, where we can give you commit access to
> the special overlay which will specifically contain only KDE3 packages. 
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.
> 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.