viernes, 24 de noviembre de 2017

Removing Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics

I have just looked upon our Qt 4 removal wiki page to see how we are doing. Out of 438 bugs filled:

  • 88 (20.09%) have been already fixed by either porting the app/library to Qt 5 or a removal from the archive has happened. On most cases the code has been ported and most of the deletions are due to Qt 5 replacements already available in the archive and a few due to dead upstreams.
  • 3 (0.68%) packages are marked as fixed an an upload is pending.
  • 65 (14.84%) of the open bugs are maintained inside the Qt/KDE team. Many of them should get a Qt 5 version with the next KF5 uploads.
We started filing bugs around September 9.  That means roughly 11 weeks, which gives us around 8 packages fixed a week, aka 1.14 packages per day. Not bad at all!

So, how can you help?

If you are a maintainer of any of the packages still affected try to get upstream to make a port and package it.

If you are not a maintainer you might want to take a look at the list of packages in our wiki page and try to create a patch for them. If you can submit it directly to upstream, the better.