Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Wed Nov 6 00:21:21 UTC 2013


Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
> Look at all the software that has been written for GTK1 and obsolete
> libraries that hasn't been ported and therefore no longer runs on
> Fedora.  Wouldn't it have been nice to continue to have a practical
> option to use that software, even if it doesn't integrate that well
> and it no longer has an active maintainer?

You're talking to the person who is doing most of the maintenance effort on 
qt3 and kdelibs3 and who is always vetoing any proposals to retire them.

I do care about keeping the stuff we ship working, a lot even. But keeping 
compatibility libraries for old sonames where a simple rebuild is enough to 
fix all the software we ship is just useless. Compatibility libraries only 
make sense where porting is not trivial.

        Kevin Kofler



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