Drop Kopete from Release Service?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Tue Jan 12 21:48:03 GMT 2021

El dimarts, 12 de gener de 2021, a les 17:35:30 CET, Sandro KnauƟ va escriure:
> 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

Are this reported in the actual kopete bug tracker?

Is the app unusable or just some features are?

If some features are broken maybe we can just disable those if they are not easy to fix.

> 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

How can it be crashing in jingle if


in protocols/CMakeLists.txt ?

Maybe you're distro-patching too much?


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

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