Re: Bug#924270: O: keepassx -- Cross Platform Password Manager

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Re: Bug#924270: O: keepassx -- Cross Platform Password Manager

Jonathan Dowland
On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 03:14:07PM -0400, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>I am undecided whether or not this package should be included in Debian
>10 (aka buster). It clearly is useful to many people, but its long-term
>maintenance is unclear.

keepassxc is also going to be in Debian 10 (unless something happens to
prevent it), so if the maintenance story is better there, I don't think
there's a use-case for keepassx  that is not fulfilled by keepassxc I'd
lean towards dropping keepassx for Buster and possibly even using
package metadata in keepassxc and compat symlinks for a smooth
transition.

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Re: Bug#924270: O: keepassx -- Cross Platform Password Manager

Dominik George-7
Hi,

> On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 03:14:07PM -0400, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > I am undecided whether or not this package should be included in Debian
> > 10 (aka buster). It clearly is useful to many people, but its long-term
> > maintenance is unclear.
>
> keepassxc is also going to be in Debian 10 (unless something happens to
> prevent it), so if the maintenance story is better there, I don't think
> there's a use-case for keepassx  that is not fulfilled by keepassxc I'd
> lean towards dropping keepassx for Buster and possibly even using
> package metadata in keepassxc and compat symlinks for a smooth
> transition.
As I am currently involved in evaluating password managers, also a +1
from me for dropping keepassx.

-nik

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Re: Bug#924270: O: keepassx -- Cross Platform Password Manager

Roberto C. Sánchez-2
In reply to this post by Jonathan Dowland
On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 08:27:49PM +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 03:14:07PM -0400, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > I am undecided whether or not this package should be included in Debian
> > 10 (aka buster). It clearly is useful to many people, but its long-term
> > maintenance is unclear.
>
> keepassxc is also going to be in Debian 10 (unless something happens to
> prevent it), so if the maintenance story is better there, I don't think
> there's a use-case for keepassx  that is not fulfilled by keepassxc I'd
> lean towards dropping keepassx for Buster and possibly even using
> package metadata in keepassxc and compat symlinks for a smooth
> transition.
>
As a long-time user of keepassx, though not familiar with Qt and so not
really able to help with the maintenance aspect, I would very much like
to see the release of Buster have either a well-supported keepassx or a
smooth transition to a suitable alternative.  If for some reason a
direct transition with symlinks and all is not possible, then at least a
mention in the release notes (perhaps with instructions on how to
manually migrate before and/or after upgrade).

Regards,

-Roberto

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Re: Bug#924270: O: keepassx -- Cross Platform Password Manager

Shengjing Zhu-3
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Hi,

On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 3:15 AM Reinhard Tartler <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
>
> Keepassx is a graphical password manager, using the Qt4 toolkit. I'm no
> longer using this package and have personally switched to
> 'password-store'.  Unfortunately, I've also failed to get a response
> from upstream from
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=920616 - which
> recommends to replace keepassx with keepassxc, a community fork,
> possibly because of unresponsive upstream.
>
> I am undecided whether or not this package should be included in Debian
> 10 (aka buster). It clearly is useful to many people, but its long-term
> maintenance is unclear.
>
> I'd encourage people interested in picking up this package to coordinate
> with Julian Klode (CC'ed), the Debian keepassxc maintainer.
>

I'm also long-time user of keepassx.

I checked the upstream. In surprise, I found the master version has
switched to Qt-5. And the upstream author is Felix Geyer, who is DD as
well.

Felix, could you have some inputs here?

In person, I hope keepassx is in buster. I can help uploading the
master version(with Qt-5) if Qt-4 is really needed to be removed from
buster. However I'm unsure if RT is fine with this big change(I assume
it's not ok).

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