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From: Tomáš Chvátal <scarabeus@g.o>
Subject: KDE3 deprecation news item. [ the GLEP 42 based variant ]
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:36:13 +0100
Hi,
since we are kinda deprecating kde3 and removing support where it clashes with 
newly stabled kde4 it deserves massive anouncements to users.

For first we have prepared the front-page thingie (as we already discussed over 
mails internaly) and for second we should have GLEP 42 news item ready too.

Samuli was so kind to write up one based on the frontpage item so please read 
it and suggest improvements if required.

Cheers

Tomas

Title: KDE3 will be masked and removed from portage
Author: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@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.

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]

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

[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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