[webkit-qt] Fwd: What's going on with the 2.x (and 2.x.y) branch?

Dawit A adawit at kde.org
Wed Feb 2 11:30:19 PST 2011

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Benjamin Poulain
<benjamin.poulain at nokia.com> wrote:
> On 02/02/2011 05:07 PM, ext laszlo.1.gombos at nokia.com wrote:
>> It would be good to conclude the Qt 4.8 discussion as I think that will
>> frame the qtwebkit-2.1.x release. Feedback on this ?
> About 4.8, my point of view is:
> -2.1 has not been tested on Qt 4.8, nor on the tier 1 platforms of Qt. So I
> don't see why it is relevant in the first place.
> -I have yet to find a dev who thinks 2.1 is not too old.
> -I am sick of closing bugs that are already fixed on trunk but never
> released.
> I am in favor of:
> -fix our P1s and regressions
> -branch
> -stabilize the branch
> -do multiple betas and do a better job to get the community involved in
> testing the hell out of it.

So am I. As someone that has to deal with people using QtWebKit on a
desktop environment, I cannot personally wait for the promise of
independent QtWebKit releases conveyed in

Until that happens, people using QtWebkit based browsers on the
desktop will not have the best possible experience because they only
have access to a very old version of QtWebKit that came bundled with
Qt itself. What exactly is holding Nokia back from giving QtWebKit its
own independent release schedule ? To me doing this would allow Nokia
to suck the last stable QtWebKit release that would have been tested
by a wider audience, into Qt 4.8 and do their own further internal
testing, no ?

Anyhow, seeing how Qt is supposed to go modular itself, this would
probably be a moot at some point in the future. Let us just hope that
that point is not another year or two...

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