[Development] QtWebKit is coming back (part 2)

Adalid Claure aclaure at gmail.com
Wed May 3 17:04:53 CEST 2017

Does this mean that at some point this new QtWebKit would be packaged with
Qt (like in the old days)?

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Sergio Martins <sergio.martins at kdab.com>

> On 2017-05-03 15:02, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
>> Remaining question is versioning. While it's fine to dub current
>> release "5.9" (but not 5.0, because we will have another WebKit update
>> in 5.10 time frame), using Qt versions in QtWebKit has downsides:
>> 1. It is not clear if 5.N+1 ships with the same WebKit branch as 5.N,
>> or is updated
>> 2. It makes people believe that QtWebKit 5.N should be used with Qt
>> 5.N only. QtWebKit supports wide range of Qt versions (starting from
>> 5.2 as of now), and can be used e.g. as security update in Linux
>> distro that does not normally update Qt version during its life cycle.
>> Any comments?
> If Qt and QtWebKit will have different release schedules then that
> numbering would indeed confuse people.
> Have you thought about an LTS version too ? What would LTS mean, for
> QtWebKit ? I think during the LTS lifetime we would still need to update
> the inner WebKit, for security reasons, (that even happened for QtWebEngine
> in a 5.6.x patch release).
> Thanks for your efforts on this!
> Regards,
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