[kde-freebsd] Merging Qt patches upstream?

Raphael Kubo da Costa kubito at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 17:37:29 CEST 2009

2009/8/24 Adriaan de Groot <groot at kde.org>:
> On Sunday 23 August 2009 08:47:22 pm Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
>> Today I was looking at the patches used in the Qt ports and noticed
>> maybe some of them (the patches in qt4-corelib, for example) could be
>> merged upstream (either in Qt's tree or kde-qt's tree). Has it ever
>> been considered?
> Qt is pretty good at receiving patches, actually. You can either send them to
> your favorite (ex-)Troll or use the new Git repository (on gitorous.org?) to
> clone the repo and then submit a merge request to get the patches pulled into
> the next official release.  It's less effort than you might think.

Hi, Ade,

FreeBSD isn't my main system, and only occasionally do I actually step
in to see what's going on and try to fix some bugs here and there in
KDE, so I'm not sure whether those patches I mentioned (or any other)
should be merged upstream or not and how to explain what the patches
really do.

I remember some time ago (before Qt's source was available over
gitorious) that people here were talking about some bad Qt behaviour
related to iconv and how it wouldn't be effective to try to talk to
the Trolls as they didn't seem to care about FreeBSD, so I was
wondering if things have changed and people have already tried to get
closer to upstream :)


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