[Development] Make WebKit an add-on

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at digia.com
Fri Jun 20 10:12:51 CEST 2014

On 20/06/14 08:53, "Rutledge Shawn" <Shawn.Rutledge at digia.com> wrote:

>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
>> as Qt Essentials. I’d like to propose to move them to the add-on
>> 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
>> created.
>Will all of our own usage of WebKit (such as in Assistant and Creator) be
>replaced with WebEngine in time for 5.4?

Probably not, but why shouldn’t Creator be able to use an add-on?


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