[Development] Make WebKit an add-on

Rutledge Shawn Shawn.Rutledge at digia.com
Fri Jun 20 08:53:22 CEST 2014

On 20 Jun 2014, at 08:32, Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at digia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Currently Qt WebKit and Qt WebKit Widgets are marked in our documentation
> as Qt Essentials. I’d like to propose to move them to the add-on category
> for 5.4.
> There are several reasons for that, the main ones being:
> * Qt WebKit is not supported on Android, iOS and WinRT
> * We can’t develop it much further (esp we can't update with newer
> versions of webkit), as the webkit project has moved into a different
> direction
> * Qt WebEngine is going to replace it over time
> Unless someone has a very good reason against changing this, I’d like to
> change the status of the 2 modules in time before the 5.4 branch is being
> created.

Will all of our own usage of WebKit (such as in Assistant and Creator) be replaced with WebEngine in time for 5.4?

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