ports/72156: [patch] Update x11-toolkits/py-kde to 3.11.3 and fix unfetchable

Adam Weinberger adamw at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 7 03:25:02 UTC 2004


>> (11.06.2004 @ 2122 PST): Danny Pansters said, in 2.5K: <<
> On Saturday 6 November 2004 17:06, you wrote:
> > Unfortunately PyKDE 3.11.3 is known to not compile with
> > KDE 3.3.1 (fix unknown), so the window of a working py-
> > kde port will be very short.
> Woah. Wait a second here. Is there a kde-3.3.1 port yet? No there isn't. So 
> this unfortunate fact lies on the kde@ maintainers' plate, before blaming 
> porters who target the kde@ current port version (3.3.0), no? I didn't even 
> know this and it's not very reasonable to expect me to. Don't tell me to 
> download CVS kde and add patches from somewhere. That's not current ports.
> I know that py-kde has recently been put into kde's cvs but it's not going 
> into a regular kde package yet as far as I know. Most likely also not in 
> 3.3.1. Probably more like 4.0. So for now it'll be stuck being an extra port.
> Besides, the window of a working py-kde port has historically been on average 
> zero or less on FreeBSD. I thought the kde@ leader was so hung up on a 
> working combination of fixed binary packages tied to releases. More important 
> than source based ports some argued recently. Well, here's one, rotten as it 
> may be compared to your CVS tree, it's perfectly up to date for anyone 
> installing from a FreeBSD-5.3 CD.
> "Fix unknown" == "Fix not made" and since the source code to hook into isn't 
> even included in a port yet, I'm kinda wondering what the statement is you're 
> trying to make here, Michael. Obviously you're meaning to expess something. 
> It is nontheless well noted and added to collective memory. 
> I'm sure you're working with the py-kde author to fix this. Clearly you don't 
> need me, that's OK, I don't have much C/C++ knowledge anyway. I reckon then 
> that you'll deliver in due time before next KDE release.
> But please don't complain if something doesn't work with your cvs code. I 
> don't have it. Period. Instead make it work or release the code (into a 
> port). Otherwise I can't help obviously, regardless of your tone or whatever 
> you want to implicate with it and regardless of my will or skills or (good) 
> intentions.
> Oh yeah, as implicated by the Makefile you committed, I indeed decline 
> maintainership on second thought. It's not needed. Very thoughtful to 
> anticipate on this on my behalf already. Of course by logic the same goes for 
> related ports py-sip and py-qt. 
> Best regards,
> Dan
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>> end of "Re: ports/72156: [patch] Update x11-toolkits/py-kde to 3.11.3 and fix unfetchable" from Danny Pansters <<

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