libdbusmenu-qt, one of our dependencies for the global menu feature, is effectively unmaintained. As one can see from its formal upstream at https://code.launchpad.net/libdbusmenu-qt, there's been no commits since 2016 and no commits of substance since 2014.
Moreover it is the only dependency in the kdesrc-build sample configuration that requires the Bazaar VCS to build. This isn't a problem for kdesrc-build itself, however Bazaar is also effectively unmaintained and some distributions (e.g. Gentoo) have started to remove it.
I mention this on the Plasma workboard because one of the Gentoo devs (asturm on our IRC) has looked into what's needed to move libdbusmenu-qt to Git (see https://github.com/a17r/libdbusmenuqt, which works but no longer passes tests). He noticed that plasma-workspace has already developed an internal fork for libdbusmenu-qt to apply fixes.
I think my question is simply, if we've already forked it (internally), shouldn't we take over release handling for it as well and put it on some kind of more stable footing? We still rely on it working well, we're its primary user, and its lead developer Aurélien Gâteau is also a Plasma dev so I think he'd be OK with it going back to KDE.
This isn't a Plasma 'bug' so I didn't put it on Bugzilla but I didn't want it to get lost in IRC either. If there's a better place to ask (or if this has already been discussed in the team) just let me know.