[kde-freebsd] switching to Qt4 any time soon?
lofi at freebsd.org
Mon Jul 2 15:56:02 CEST 2007
On Monday, 2. July 2007, Andy Fawcett wrote:
> On Monday 02 July 2007 08:23:29 Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I'm preparing to upgrade print/lyx to the soon-to-be-released version
> > 1.5.0.
> > One of the things of note about the new version is that it has only
> > ONE front-end -- Qt4. Although Gtk front-end might return later, the
> > XForms and the Qt3 front-ends are gone for good.
> > Which leads me to ask about the ETA of Qt4 support (by default?) by
> > KDE... It would be nicer, if Qt3 were no longer required for a
> > well-equipped desktop.
> Qt4 will come in for KDE when KDE4 hits the tree. Estimate from the KDE
> side is late October this year. KDE3 will never use Qt4.
> > Also, after installing Qt4 (for the first time), I was surprised to
> > find glib among the dependencies. I thought, Qt4 is available under
> > both GPL and a commercial license, which means, use of glib ought to
> > be optional... Not sure, how it got there -- maybe, through one of
> > the Xorg's components?
> It seems it is brought in as a LIB_DEPENDS on (at least)
> devel/qt4-corelib. I'm not sure if it could be made optional, I guess
> lofi could comment on that.
I'm not sure either - it can be disabled for sure, but I suspect that might
result in binary incompatibility.
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