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

Andreas Kling andreas.kling at nokia.com
Thu Feb 3 06:31:25 PST 2011

On 02/02/2011 07:56 PM, ext Benjamin Poulain wrote:
> -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.

Good point. The majority of the cost of a release lies in testing it, 
and AFAIK testing of 2.1 on platforms other than Symbian has been quite 
sporadic and basically conducted by a few brave people trying to use it 
with Rekonq/Arora/etc for day-to-day browsing.

Irrespective of which path we choose for Qt 4.8, QA work will be 
starting from scratch on Linux, Mac and Windows.

And if 2.1 has indeed not been tested with 4.8, then we're at square one 
on Symbian as well.

> -I have yet to find a dev who thinks 2.1 is not too old.

Indeed. WebKit has seen over 12000 commits since we branched 2.1, 
granted they are not all relevant for QtWebKit, but there has been a 
*LOT* of interesting things happening since then.

> -fix our P1s and regressions

I agree with you 100%, though now I wonder why we aren't focusing harder 
on the P1 bugs already. :)

> -do multiple betas and do a better job to get the community involved in
> testing the hell out of it.

Yep. In fact, we should have been doing this with 2.1 already.
Where are the alphas/betas/RCs?


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