[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Guido Seifert wargand at gmx.de
Wed Feb 4 14:52:36 CET 2015

If you don't have a choice, you don't have a choice, but just saying:
In one of my projects I needed the x264 libs:
and the webkit. I was unable to compile x264 with MSVC. Dropping webkit 
would leave me in the inconvenient situation that either I cannot 
build x264 or the webkit replacement. 

IMHO not being able to build 100% of Qt with the Mingw is not a minor problem.

> It’ll probably be difficult to build WebEngine against Mingw, but I
> hope that we can build it with clang on Windows when 5.6 comes.
> Currently you have to use MSVC if you need WebEngine on Windows.
> But we don’t really have a choice, as there is no upstream for Qt
> WebKit anymore. This implies that we’d have to fully develop that
> fork on our own to support is. That in turn requires a team far
> larger than what we have. So it’s simply not doable.
> Cheers,
> Lars
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