[webkit-qt] QtWebkit2.1 version number

Harri Pasanen grego at mpaja.com
Tue Dec 21 10:05:39 PST 2010

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 03:35:59 pm Simon Hausmann wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 09:37:26 am ext Koskinen Janne wrote:
> > Hi all, this is my last attempt on this even if the bug was closed etc.
> > 
> > QtWebkit.sis on QtWebkit2.1 branch is currently versioned as 4.8.0.
> > If we keep this version when Qt 4.8 is out or new version of QtWebkit is
> > released it will need to be incremented. This means that Qt 4.8 would
> > have QtWebkit version 4.9 or that Qt 4.8 would have to ship with
> > QtWebkit2.1.
> > 
> > Problem is that user will see this number if manually installing.
> > Installer prompts "xxx needs QtWebkit 4.8.0(0), are you sure you want to
> > install?" and will be pretty bad as there is no such version anywhere.
> IMHO this is not a technical problem but an issue with the UI of the
> Symbian installer, that in the first place shouldn't present the users
> with questions about version numbers users shouldn't have to know about in
> the first place.
> I mean seriously, based on the provided information ("app needs foo
> 4.8.0"), how can the user actually make an informed decision? ("are you
> sure?")
> So IMHO we shouldn't change version numbers just to work around UI issues
> in Symbian.

I think that from engineering/support perspective having version numbers 
resemble real Qt version numbers is bad.  

Users probably don't care, its like EULAs, they click through.

But technical people care, so in my book it is a confusing thing for support 
engineers / developers and should be fixed while still possible, if there is no 
huge cost associated.

Ideally the version number would follow the real webkit release number, or 
failing that, have some different enough numbering that the brain does not try 
to see a pattern.

> > My original suggestion was to have QtWebkit 2.1.0 sis version to be
> > 20.1.0(0). Issue won't manifest until it is too late to do anything about
> > it.

sounds best to me.

Just my 2 cents.


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