Fwd: Community patches and bugfixes to Qt?

Knut Yrvin kyrvin at trolltech.com
Sat Sep 6 19:37:44 BST 2008

Sebastian Kügler suggested to forward this message to core-devel :)

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Hi all, 

Members of the KDE e.V board raised their concerns on patch and bug 
management for Qt in the Nokia-Trolltech integration planning process 
in June. Lack of transparency made it sometimes difficult to improve 
obvious things. 

Klaas Freitag pointed out both the problem, and a solution on how SuSE 
managed patches, suggesting that Trolltech should improve. This was 
duly noted by Sebastian Nyström, the director of Qt Software in Nokia. 
The goal for Qt Software is to show actions which gains KDE community. 

So the suggestion is to make it possible to submitt patches to Qt. This 
has to be handles with the propper copyright assignment and a way of 
handling privacy issues. Some companies will not revile what thy are 
working on. There are individual Qt developers who will stay anonymous  
for different reasons. It seems that we can cover all those concerns. 

I don't got the latest status update, but there are proposals from Qt 
developers how the repository can be opened, and how to take care of 
all the issues at hand. I hope that Thiago can elaborate on the status 
so fare, and give an update on what's left. The floor is yours Thiago. 

Best regards

Knut Yrvin
Community Manager / Qt and Qtopia
Trolltech, a Nokia Company
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