[webkit-qt] Ceasing development of current QtWebKit API's

Andreas Kling kling at webkit.org
Tue Jul 5 06:38:08 PDT 2011


The QObject bridge functionality will still be provided by the WebKit1 API,
but will likely not be transferred, at least not in its current form, to the
WebKit2 API.

We consider the WebKit1 APIs "done" as per
http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/05/12/qt-modules-maturity-level-the-list/ - it
doesn't mean that we're removing them from the codebase, we just don't plan
to develop them further.


On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM, sunny shah <sunny.cpp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi ,
>    Will this break QtWebkit-Bridge? If yes, then what will be the new way
> to expose QObject to Java-Script, I mean what will be the alternative method
> of QtWebkit-Bridge or Hybrid application development?
> Thanks,
>  Sunny.
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 1:51 AM, Andreas Kling <kling at webkit.org> wrote:
>> Hello QtWebKit users and contributors!
>> Now that the Nokia N9 has finally been announced, many of you probably
>> know it ships with a WebKit2-based browser. Following this we've started
>> discussing where to go with WebKit in Qt5, and it has become quite clear
>> that the future of QtWebKit is with WebKit2.
>> We at Nokia are planning to cease work on the WebKit1-based API (QWebView,
>> QGraphicsWebView and friends.) We know there are many people using this API,
>> and would therefore like to know if someone is interested in stepping up and
>> taking over the maintenance.
>> This task would include hosting a buildbot instance for build.webkit.org,
>> and the responsibility for keeping unit tests (Qt/WebKit1 API tests) and
>> layout tests passing.
>> The rough plan is to ship the last version of our WebKit1 API's with Qt
>> 5.0. We don't intend to update the code after this initial release, as its
>> sole purpose is to ease migration, similarly to Qt3Support in Qt4. This will
>> possibly be a forward-ported version QtWebKit 2.2 (as opposed to a snapshot
>> of WebKit trunk at the time of Qt 5.0 branching.)
>> If a new maintainer can be found, it's our hope that they could keep
>> delivering new versions of the Qt/WebKit1 API's to the Qt 5.x series.
>> -Kling (on behalf of the Nokia QtWebKit teams)
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