[Interest] QtWebkit error while building Qt5.12.7 sources

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Feb 19 08:51:23 CET 2020

On Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:29:13 PST Sze Howe Koh wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 08:05, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> 
> > There's no good solution for using qtwebkit. You have to stop using it.
> I was under the impression that Konstantin Tokarev was keeping the Qt
> WebKit sources up-to-date with upstream WebKit, even though it's not
> part of the official Qt releases?

Such impression existed and Konstantin did update the release. There are 
certainly some commits in the repository. But looking at the activity for the 
past year, almost everything seems to be related to keeping the buildsystem 
working. I can't find any commit referring to a fixing a security issue.

In the end, the 5.212 branch base itself is too old. qtwebkit would need a new 
base branch off webkit to be a reasonable target and that has not happened.

Please, let it die.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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