[webkit-qt] Rebasing QtWebKit 2.0 on current trunk?

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at nokia.com
Sun Jun 13 22:41:10 PDT 2010

On Sunday, June 13, 2010 08:14:44 pm Kling Andreas (Nokia-D/Oslo) wrote:
> Given the currently slipping schedules, should we perhaps consider rebasing
> QtWebKit 2.0 on current WebKit trunk?
> Apple pushed some nice speed and memory improvements before releasing
> Safari 5 and these could really benefit us, not to mention the 4 months of
> "regular" work that WebKit has had since we originally branched off.
> Some examples:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35850
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38682
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39035
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39171
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39180
> https://trac.webkit.org/changeset/59281
> https://trac.webkit.org/changeset/60392
> Yes, we could obviously cherry-pick these changes, but given the current
> timeframe, I personally think that rebasing (and re-entering stabilization
> mode) could be worthwhile.
> Thoughts?

I think the Qt 4.7 program would not accept any new features at this point.

The main blocking issue I can see right now for the release is the memory 
usage that is too high and in particular on low-memory Symbian devices causes 

On the other hand this issue doesn't fix itself, so maybe we should set up a 
team/task force to look for quick wins in terms of the memory usage.


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