[Development] QtWebKit is coming back (part 2)
jani.heikkinen at qt.io
Thu May 4 09:17:30 CEST 2017
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> From: Development [mailto:development-bounces+jani.heikkinen=qt.io at qt-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Konstantin Tokarev
> Sent: keskiviikkona 3. toukokuuta 2017 18.14
> To: Adalid Claure <aclaure at gmail.com>
> Cc: development at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] QtWebKit is coming back (part 2)
> 03.05.2017, 18:05, "Adalid Claure" <aclaure at gmail.com>:
> > Does this mean that at some point this new QtWebKit would be packaged
> with Qt (like in the old days)?
> I hope for this (if possible, in 5.9 with Technology preview status ;)
I don't think adding new TP in 5.9 at this point isn't that wise anymore. We have agreed to get all these new submodules (also TP ones) in before FF and so on 5.10 is first option.
> Also note that you can already get binaries compatible with Qt 5.8.0 from
> (but note that TP5 does not include QML API yet)
> They are built in Coin just like official binaries packaged in Qt SDK.
> > On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Sergio Martins
> <sergio.martins at kdab.com> wrote:
> >> 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,
> >> --
> >> Sérgio Martins | sergio.martins at kdab.com | Senior Software Engineer
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