Qt in Debian: using Qt4 and/or Qt5 in your packages

Hi everyone! We now have both Qt4 and Qt5 in the archive. Those using Qt4 should not need to make any changes in their packages, although you can be extra-safe with a few steps. Don't rush, just read below. Note 2014-12-12: the current official doc is available here. Some background …



My experiences with KMail2 in Debian

Thanks to the Qt/KDE team, specially to Maxy who has done most of the packaging and uploading, sid users are now enjoying KDE 4.10.5, including the new KDE PIM stuff that we have held out for the Wheezy release. I started using KMail2 (inside Kontact) a few …



Presenting qtchooser

A few days ago we the Qt/KDE team uploaded a new tool in the Qt ecosystem: qtchooser. This tool is a wrapper tool used to select between different Qt versions. Of course, the first and easiest example is choosing between Qt4 and Qt5. But it doesn't end there: it …



Debian/Ubuntu packages caching and mobile workstations

Not so long ago I read Dmitrijs' blog post on how to configure apt-cacher-ng to advertise it's service using avahi. As I normally use my laptop in my home and at work, and both networks have apt-cacher-ng running, I decided to give it a try. I have been administering apt-cacher-ng …