RFC: Dropping (for real) KTP from Applications 17.12

David Edmundson david at davidedmundson.co.uk
Wed Aug 23 16:00:09 UTC 2017

I can't see a report on the telepathy Qt bug tracker. Do you have a link?

On 23 Aug 2017 4:47 p.m., "Luca Beltrame" <lbeltrame at kde.org> wrote:

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> Hello,
> a recent message[1] to the release-team mailing list suggested that KDE
> Telepathy is de facto dead, due to lack of maintenance with the exception
> of
> infrequent contributions. Now, the problem seems also to affect the
> upstream
> Telepathy project, which is mostly dormant. Recently, a component used by
> (the Qt bindings for Telepathy) broke with CMake 3.9 (and a fix or a
> release is
> not in sight; there has been no significant activity since 2015). At this
> point, with many parts of the stack that are likely bitrotting, and even a
> mostly dead upstream, it is the time to wonder whether KTP should be still
> part of Applications. It was suggested to keep it if it didn't break, but
> as I
> mentioned, some dependencies *are* already broken.
> Therefore, I would suggest for it to be dropped from the next Applications
> release (17.12). For what it's worth, it's being already dropped from
> openSUSE
> Tumbleweed (and the future stable versions as well), unless, of course, the
> impasse can be solved, but IMO it would just move the line to the next
> breakage (which is going to happen, sooner or later),
> [1] https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/release-team/2017-August/010494.html
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