[webkit-qt] Heads up: Qt 5 + declarative are coming as dependencies to build WebKit 2

Osztrogonac Csaba oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu
Mon Jul 25 06:57:11 PDT 2011


We discussed with Simon and András about it previously.

Now only one of our core builder on http://build.webkit.org,
"Qt Linux Release" builds WK2. Of course we can't migrate
this bot to a non-released Qt5. So we had to disable building
WK2 on this bot.

We have a WK2 bot running tests too on our master, http://build.webkit.sed.hu
x86-32 Linux Qt Release WebKit2 . We are going to migrate this bot to Qt5,
András (bbandix) started working on it.

But unfortunately it means that we won't have a core WK2 builder anymore,
which won't be able to protect QtWebKit-WK2 from Apple guys anymore. :(
We really need more resource for maintaining WK2 after migration to Qt5.

Once Qt5 become more stable, we can setup a new build
only core bot for Qt5-WK2 on http://build.webkit.org


Benjamin Poulain írta:
> At the Qt Contributor summit, we discussed about the future of WebKit2 
> living in the new scenegraph world.
> Simon did a patch to start that integration: 
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62969
> The patch is now updated and the plan is to get it in a state that can 
> be landed, and then improve on top of it to get the best rendering 
> performance.
> Once this land, Qt 5 and QtDeclarative will be needed to build WebKit2. 
> If you want to work on WebKit2, you probably want to get Qt 5 :)
> The instructions to get Qt 5 are here: 
> http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Building_Qt_5_from_Git
> In practice for WebKit2, you only need the following submodules: qtbase, 
> qtscript, qtsvg  qtxmlpatterns-staging, qtdeclarative (+its submodule: v8).
> cheers,
> Benjamin

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