[webkit-qt] Conclusion (was RE: Proposal: Qt 4 removal from trunk, Qt 5 changes)

Alexis Menard alexis.menard at openbossa.org
Wed Jun 6 07:49:25 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Milian Wolff <milian.wolff at kdab.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 June 2012 09:37:14 Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 June 2012, simon.hausmann at nokia.com wrote:
>> > Hm, okay, maybe we can improve the timing :)
>> >
>> > What would be the advantage of waiting until Qt 5.0 is released? What
>> > would
>> > be different at that point?
>> By branching of the same version as Qt 5.0 it will hopefully benifit from
>> the stabilization up to Qt 5.0, plus it means we can hopefully keep the
>> QtWebKit for Qt 4.x version close to the branch used for Qt 5.0, which
>> means we can possible merge similar patches, etc.
>> From an communication POV it is also simpler to explain that this fork will
>> provide the features available in QtWebKit for Qt 5.0 to Qt 4.x (except
>> WebKit2 of course).
> Short slightly OT question:
> My understanding was, that Qt 5.0 will not ship with the WebKit2 API yet?

We focus on the QML API for it for many months now.So yes we'll ship a
QML API and the one we made on top of Qt Quick2 is running with WK2
and WK2 only.

> Sadly I can't find the blog or email, but I think it was Lars Knoll who said
> that WebKit2 will only be integrated in a Qt 5.x release?

I never saw such a statement.

> So: Is Qt 5.0 really going to ship with a first release of a QML WebKit2 API?

Yes but with a more limited scope. You can't achieve the same as with
the QWidget/QGraphicsView based API.

> Considering that neigher examples or documentation public yet, I doubt that.

The cpp files contains a bit of documentation, we have API tests, we
just don't have cool demos.

> Bye, thanks for the clarification.
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Alexis Menard (darktears)
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