[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Tue Feb 3 08:50:21 CET 2015

On 03/02/15 08:47, "Ziller Eike" <Eike.Ziller at theqtcompany.com> wrote:

>> On Feb 3, 2015, at 8:33 AM, Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com>
>> Hi,
>> I’d like to mark a few modules as deprecated with 5.5, and most likely
>> remove them from the binary packages with 5.6. These modules are:
>> * Qt WebKit
>As long as WebEngine is not (yet?) a “full" replacement of Qt WebKit
>functionality, most notably
>we should still include Qt WebKit in our binary packages.
>Assistant and Qt Creator will otherwise only have a QTextBrowser backend
>for displaying help,
>leading to broken looking documentation, since that does not even roughly
>support the CSS that
>we use in Qt documentation.

Yes, of course we can only remove it once we don’t have dependencies onto
the module in other places anymore.


>Br, Eike
>> * Qt Declarative (Qt Quick 1)
>> * Qt Script
>> All of these modules are by now a couple of years old, don’t receive
>> updates above the bare minimum and have a replacement that is actively
>> being developed in Qt 5.
>> Cheers,
>> Lars
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