[Development] Removing QtWebkit from gerrit (& qt5.git)
simon.hausmann at nokia.com
Thu Dec 15 12:30:54 CET 2011
On Thursday, December 15, 2011 07:53:29 AM Knoll Lars wrote:
> On 12/12/11 6:21 PM, "ext Robin Burchell" <robin at viroteck.net> wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:20 AM, Rohan McGovern
> ><rohan.mcgovern at nokia.com> wrote:
> >> Unfortunately the qtwebkit pointed at by qt5.git is outdated and known
> >> not to work.
> >Given that webkit is developed upstream inside webkit.org, I'd second
> >that there's no reason having it there, aside perhaps from CI, though
> >AFAIK they have their own infrastructure for this.
> >As qtwebkit adds hugely to cloning qt5 (unless you remember to disable
> >it), as well as the frequent build problems for people new to Qt 5
> >etc, is there any real objection to it being removed? Who can make
> >that decision (I guess Lars?), and who would handle doing that?
> I don't have any fundamental issues with removing it, but would like to
> hear some comments from people working on QtWebKit. Simon, any comments
> from your side?
I don't mind if you'd like to remove the entry to QtWebKit from qt5.git right
now, but as Alexis also pointed out:
We have every intention of bringing it back, and we have somebody working on
WebKit may not be developed in Gerrit itself, but we do want to be part of the
Qt product and its release. We do want that a Qt 5.0.0 tag in qt5.git includes
a sha1 for a WebKit release.
The build system parts I believe are mostly resolved (WebKit trunk's build
system is overhauled and should integrate nicely). What we are lacking is a
git repository that contains a reduced set of files and is therefore faster to
clone. Along with that we are also lacking a slightly more structured module
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