[Development] Deprecating modules with 5.5

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Feb 10 04:30:30 CET 2015

On Monday 09 February 2015 22:52:34 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Guido Seifert wrote:
> > Did something like that happen before?
> Yes, RHEL has never shipped QtWebKit, as far as I know because of support
> (especially with security updates) concerns. (They're likely to also not
> ship QtWebEngine, but that will be a topic for RHEL 8. QtWebEngine did not
> exist yet when RHEL 7 was released.) They also ship kdelibs with
> Plasma::WebView patched out, kdepim without KMail (because it depends on
> QtWebKit), Qt Assistant built against QTextBrowser, and similar such feature
> removals/degradation throughout KDE.
> If all that stuff moves to QtWebEngine, we will likely end up with Fedora
> and Debian getting similarly crippled. :-(

You'll probably have to provide a repository for packages supported less 
thoroughly. There are just too many requirements for Web parsing.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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