[webkit-qt] Change of dependencies

Holger Freyther zecke at selfish.org
Wed Jul 27 01:41:05 PDT 2011

Alexis Menard <alexis.menard <at> openbossa.org> writes:

> > in r91752[1] the default media backend was changed from QtMultiMedia
> > to GStramer and it breaks on the shiny new MIPS buildbot. The question
> Sorry for the inconvenience.

No problem, I think in general using GStreamer/QuickTime directly
is a very good idea (one source of problems less when trying to
deploy QtWebKit on funky vendor systems).

> I think we should turn the video support as default now but for you if
> your platform doesn't have gstreamer then your build-webkit should
> pass ENABLE_VIDEO=0.

This is mostly informative (if someone is searching for this topic). We
have opted for disabling Video if GStreamer/Glib/Gio can not be found.
Alexis has implemented this in r91771 and completed it in r91787.


> There is no such support in QMake unfortunately, unless you hack
> something horrible like in Qt where we build some stupid main.cpp
> files which have for example #include <gst/gst.h> and if it fails to
> compile we bail out. I'm not sure we could add such a step in the
> build-webkit script.

For the record there is the error() function of qmake, I am not sure
what we think is proper usage of it though.

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