[webkit-qt] Fwd: What's going on with the 2.x (and 2.x.y) branch?
andreas.kling at nokia.com
Thu Feb 3 05:47:20 PST 2011
On 02/02/2011 08:30 PM, ext Dawit A wrote:
> 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
Hi Dawit, I'm very happy to hear from you on this issue!
I share your hopes for the independent releases; the latest released
version of QtWebKit (in the context of desktop browsing) is rickety at
best, and there have been countless improvements since Qt 4.7 that are
just sitting on trunk gathering dust right now.
> 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 ?
This question is still pending a proper answer. We're currently in the
process of deciding what to do for Qt 4.8. Personally I am all for the
time-based releases we originally announced 1 year ago.
It's regrettable that we're hanging the open-source QtWebKit community
out to dry, given the amount of feedback we're already getting, not to
mention the potential [cross-platform] feedback/QA we could be tapping
into by simply releasing the software that we're making(!)
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