I don't know what Opera, Inc. has planned so far, but 10.00 and 10.10 still have shared-qt3 builds and some arches do not have qt3-static builds.
# Timeline #
* mark qt:3 as deprecated with ewarn
* mask qt3 useflag in profiles
* add ewarn to qt3.eclass with link to removal policy
* prepare news item about qt:3 deprecation and future removal
* Qt team meeting: discuss actions to be taken regarding remaining
pkgs that use qt:3
Well, please let me know when to drop KEYWORDS=ppc. It's not entirely clear what the above means. PPC currently needs to depend on a pre-installed qt-3, so masking would basically notify PPC users, but only indirectly. When is x11-libs/qt-3 going to be MASKED, you say?
Next item on the timeline:
* mask qt:3 and depending ebuilds, pending removal
As Opera already has Qt4 builds for x86 and amd64, what's keeping them from doing it for ppc?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Next item on the timeline:
> * mask qt:3 and depending ebuilds, pending removal
I'll try to make sure to remove qt3 support shortly before that.
> As Opera already has Qt4 builds for x86 and amd64, what's keeping them from
> doing it for ppc?
As for Opera's policy on disclosing what arches are declared dead, it doesn't seem they have one - they certainly didn't announce that they dropped SPARC. But ppc support does seem to be on the way out.
@ppc: What is your take on how to do this? Package.mask www-client/opera in the ppc profiles when the time comes, with a note telling persisting Opera users to install x11-libs/qt3 from the kde-sunset overlay?
Sounds fine to me.
--- ChangeLog 2010-01-08 19:04:20.000000000 +0100
+++ ChangeLog.new 2010-01-23 18:15:06.000000000 +0100
@@ -2,6 +2,9 @@
# Copyright 1999-2010 Gentoo Foundation; Distributed under the GPL v2
# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/profiles/arch/powerpc/ChangeLog,v 1.45 2010/01/08 10:45:31 flameeyes Exp $
+ 23 Jan 2010; Jeroen Roovers <email@example.com> package.mask:
+ Mask www-client/opera (bug #283430).
Still no sign of a 10.50_pre* for ppc. Could be end of life...
All qt3/ppc support has been removed from the 10.10/10.20 ebuilds that still had it.