LinuxPlanet: KDE to Be Part of Debian GNU/LinuxSep 07, 2000, 15:25 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)
"We took a few moments to write both Wichert Ackkerman, current project leader for Debian, and Ivan Moore II, who heads up the (until now) unofficial effort to package KDE for Debian. We kept the e-mails short, expecting it would take the project a few days to absorb the information and make a policy decision. Both, however, answered quickly: Ackerman within an hour, Moore by the next day (he'd been out of town for the long weekend.)
"'We will to wait until the Qt 2.2 release and [until] someone makes packages of a KDE2 snapshot that is based on that before we can include it,' wrote Ackerman. 'Considering how many people have been asking for KDE packages in Debian I expect that we will have packages within 2 weeks of the Qt/UNIX 2.2 release.'"
"'All that is needed is for Troll to release the GPL'd QT 2.2 version and me to build/upload it, and then build KDE against that package,' agreed Moore."