[webkit-qt] QtWebkit2.1 version number

Koskinen Janne Janne.P.Koskinen at digia.com
Tue Dec 21 06:25:04 PST 2010

>Hi Janne.
>Do you have a reference bug on bugzilla?

Found it https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37207 .
It was discussed when 4.7 aka 2.0 wasn't released yet, points in the comments least from my part are still valid.
I guess for clarity a new bug report could be made.

>I've found the version 4.8.0 in WebKit/qt/qt_webkit_version.pri...
>Actually, the patch changing it is yours, back then in May :-) I guess
>the version was set as a placeholder but nobody remembered of it
>existence later on.

Explanation why it is 4.8.0 is in the report. Reasoning is that we didn't have any releases that were not bound to Qt out although 2.1 was planned.

>I'm not very familiar with symbian, but we have a similar problem with
>the lib soname on linux: the soname is currently libQtWebKit.so.4 and
>the file is libQtWebKit.so.4.8.0...

With Symbian in our current deployment scheme (standard Symbian) you can have only one qtwebkit.dll in the system.
This makes it very important that we get the numbers right.

>1. Change the project version everywhere to something like 20.x;
>2. Keep the version as 2.x but internally use 20.x (not so internally,
>users will be exposed to it)
>Option (1) is the technically correct choice, but option (2) is far
>less painful right now.
>My suggestion is to adopt option (2) by now and later move to (1) -
>the migration will not break anything.

I like the second option better. If we'd go with first option then starting from e.g. 10 would be possibility.


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