Drop Kopete from Release Service?

Sandro KnauƟ sknauss at kde.org
Tue Jan 12 16:35:30 GMT 2021


Hey,

we as Debian maintainer team do not see kopete not more suitable to ship to 
users, as it does seem dead from KDE side and additionally jingle stuff seems 
even more dead than the rest of kopete [1]. I also heard that Ubuntu is not 
happy about the current state of kopete and wished, that they not shipping it.
This will end with, that the next Debian stable won't ship kopete anymore. 
I would highly suggest to drop kopete from release service as long as nobody 
steps up to care about it.
I'm requesting this with a big sigh as a long happy users of kopete. Many 
thanks for the work people put into kopete but sometimes it is time to say 
goodbye :( But maybe this mail will motivate people to re-accelerate the 
momentum.

The big blockers we see are:

kopete: segfaults when is using libjingle-call
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=948987

kopete: FTBFS: error: template with C linkage
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=979388

[kopete] crash if I try to join a groupchannel
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=941117

Additionally we have some patches on top to at least keep it building, that 
surely should been added inside KDE. I can create MRs if someone steps up 
maintaining it:
https://salsa.debian.org/qt-kde-team/kde/kopete/-/tree/master/debian/patches

Regards,

Sandro

[1] https://invent.kde.org/network/kopete/-/compare/v18.12.0...v20.12.1






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