[webkit-qt] Confused re release process

Alexis Menard alexis.menard at openbossa.org
Wed Feb 8 03:50:04 PST 2012

2012/2/8 Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru>:
> 08.02.2012, 15:32, "Alexis Menard" <alexis.menard at openbossa.org>:
>> 2012/2/8 Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru>:
>>>  08.02.2012, 06:30, "Alexis Menard" <alexis.menard at openbossa.org>:
>>>>  On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Lindsay Mathieson
>>>>  <lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>   On Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:34:44 PM you wrote:
>>>>>>   Have been away for a few months dealing with issues - floods etc :( so a
>>>>>>   little out of touch, please excuse my massive ignorance as to
>>>>>>   the release process.
>>>>>>   Back in August last year I and others commit a inline spellchecking mod to
>>>>>>   webkit:
>>>>>>   https://gitorious.org/+qtwebkit-developers/webkit/qtwebkit/blobs/qtwebkit-2.
>>>>>>   2/Source/WebKit/qt/Api/qwebkitplatformplugin.h
>>>>  It was too late to be able to make it for Qt 4.8 therefore QtWebKit
>>>>  2.2. This is why nothing has change in Qt or KDE. I don't think we'll
>>>>  have a new minor release of Qt 4 with QtWebKit so I don't think there
>>>>  is a way for your patch to make its way to KDE for example. Unless
>>>>  someone here step up to release a QtWebKit 2.3 with all the QA work it
>>>>  requires then it could find its way as a separate release and add-on
>>>>  of Qt 4.8.
>>>  Wait... There won't be QtWebKit releases for Qt 4.x anymore? What a pity!
>> Well unless someone would like to jump and doing it, I don't see how
>> it would happen. QtWebKit team is very limited resources wise so...
>> I know what it is to make a QWebKit release as INdT did 2.2, it takes
>> a while, time and people. We don't have that luxury yet as we have to
>> make Qt5 WebKit to work.
> AFAIK trunk still works with Qt 4.8. Are you planning to drop it before making new release
> with Qt 5 support?

It works but not much is done on it (read QA testing...). We don't
have any plan to drop Qt 4.8 support in trunk anytime soon but yes
maybe at some point later we'll do it.

> --
> Regards,
> Konstantin

Alexis Menard (darktears)
Software Engineer
INdT Recife Brazil

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