Compiling LyX in debian buster

Dr Eberhard Lisse nospam at lisse.NA
Mon Apr 20 16:23:27 UTC 2020



I understand the wider issue, and generally don't like these bait and
switch tactics which one encounters once in a while.

greetings, el

On 2020-04-20 14:00 , Pavel Sanda wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 08:33:27AM +0200, Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote:
>> Again, and considerations of not breaking the Open Source ideology
>> aside, can this issue be solved by funding a license?
> The problem is not really lyx-specific.  Our main goal is to produce
> source code.  So at the end it is the users ditribution who needs to
> ship certain version of Qt.  Possible year-lag is not a huge problem.
> What is concerning here is rather whole Qt-KDE community interaction.
> Nontrivial percentage of Qt contributions comes from OSS comunity
> around.  Now, being such developer, are you going to accept that you
> need to pay for your own work if you need the fix soon?  The worst
> possible outcome could be forking Qt by the OSS community and that's
> where the "interesting" times would start :) It wouldn't help the
> long-term future of the codebase neither for Qt-company nor for the
> OSS community, but it might happen if QtC decide that mid-term revenue
> is most important thing now.
> For LyX itself there is not much to worry about, we'll likely just
> follow the big players like KDE or distributions choice :)
> Pavel

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