Trolltech, Qt 4.2 and KDE 4.0

Ivor Hewitt ivor at
Sun Mar 12 18:41:11 GMT 2006

On Sunday 12 March 2006 17:19, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >What I don't want is bug reports on Qt. We have a team of support
> >engineers dedicated to assessing all bug reports sent to
> >qt-bugs at All bug reports should go through the normal
> >channels. I'd like to be informed only of critical issues for *KDE*, for
> >which there is no simple workaround.
> I also forgot to add:
> please don't add patches to qt-copy before talking to me or another
> Trolltech developer first. For various legal reasons, we cannot accept
> large patches from our users. So, while discussing the code and API is
> healthy and we hope to do that, we will probably have to write the code
> ourselves.

Perhaps this is an area/policy that Trolltech needs to reconsider then. Why 
isn't it possible to adopt the standard practice of a copyright waiver for 
submissions like other companies do?

It does feel/seem bizarre that we have a GPL project that uses a library under 
the terms of the GPL, but it is a tortuous process to submit fixes/changes, 
requests disappear into the black hole that is the trolltech bug tracker, and 
code submissions are positively discouraged.

Perhaps with you on board that part of the process is going to be transformed 
now though.


Ivor Hewitt.

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