On 2 November 2011 06:33, Tim Williams <tmw@...> wrote: > On Wed, 2 Nov 2011, Alexey Eromenko wrote: > >> I'd like to request you VERY much to integrate your work into major >> Linux distros (Red Hat/Debian/Ubuntu/openSUSE). >> >> Since you already have debs/rpms ready, it should not be too hard. > > I tried to persuade Mandriva to continue with KDE 3.5 some time ago, the > answer was a flat NO and they show no sign of changing their minds. > > I'm sure most people here would love this to happen, but we don't have the > power to do it. The distros will only include a package if enough people ask > for it or are already using it, so your best bet is to spread the word! > Community pressure is the only way to achieve the result you want. > > In the mean time we will keep building packages. > > Tim W > > -- > Tim Williams BSc MSc MBCS > AutoTrain e-Learning > 58 Jacoby Place > Priory Road > Edgbaston > Birmingham > B5 7UW > United Kingdom > > Web : http://www.autotrain.org, http://www.utrain.info > Tel : +44 (0)121 414 2214 > > AutoTrain e-Learning is a trading name of EuroMotor-AutoTrain LLP > Registered in the United Kingdom, number: OC317070. > There are several things required for getting included in distro repositories. One is having user repositories, another is having a userbase (aka demand), another important one is having a maintainer or developer working on the distro, to help you. At this point though, unofficial repositories aren't really that bad.