[lsb-discuss] LSB depends on upstream-unmaintained Qt 3

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 2 13:24:46 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 09:14:59PM +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> at Ubuntu there came up a discussion now about moving Qt 3 from the 
> commercially supported (by Canonical) Main section to the unsupported 
> Universe section, pulling also the LSB compatibility package "lsb" down 
> to Universe. This would mean that a standard installation or an 
> installation of a support customer of Canonical (these installations do 
> not have Universe in their set of package download sources) would not be 
> able to install commercial applications provides as LSB packages and 
> also not automatically downloaded printer driver packages from 
> OpenPrinting.

As clarified at
this does not affect lsb support being available to users by default.

I'm still very glad to see the LSB WG considering dropping Qt3 as a
requirement, though, since there are still grave issues with supporting Qt3
regardless of where it's published in Ubuntu.  New versions of the LSB
standard need to keep pace with current technology to remain relevant.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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