[webkit-qt] Qt 5 alpha release

henry.haverinen at nokia.com henry.haverinen at nokia.com
Fri Mar 16 05:34:10 PDT 2012

Hi all,

I think there was an understanding in the early times of Qt 5 that the Qt
WebKit module and its new WebKit2 based QML API could be essential, while
the stuff coming from Qt 4 (QWidget based classes and Qt Quick 1 based QML
WebView) would be an add-on module.

Does that make any sense currently? Is it possible to split Qt WebKit into
two parts like that? If it is, then that could make sense even though both
parts would be add-on modules. Note that we have other "module
repositories" that contain several modules with dependencies (qtbase,
qtpim, qtsystems), so maybe shared codebase and dependencies isn't
necessarily a problem.

If there are two parts, then they sholuld have separate names. For example
Qt WebKit and Qt WebKit Widgets?


On 3/16/12 11:01 AM, "Hausmann Simon (Nokia-MP/Oslo)"
<simon.hausmann at nokia.com> wrote:

>I wonder as well why WebKit is listed under Essentials _and_ Add-ons.
>Henry, do you have any idea? :)
>From: Gil Quim (Nokia-DXM/SiliconValley)
>Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 21:20
>To: Hausmann Simon (Nokia-MP/Oslo)
>Cc: webkit-qt at lists.webkit.org
>Subject: Re: [webkit-qt] Qt 5 alpha release
>On 03/08/2012 12:09 PM, Hausmann Simon (Nokia-MP/Oslo) wrote:
>> Thanks Quim for the reminder.
>You're welcome.
>Qt 5 Alpha tarballs are available for testing:
>> I think it would be great to be part of the release with not just the
>>source code but also examples
>> and documentation for the new QML WebView component.
>> We need volunteers for writing a few nice examples - nothing big :)
>> For the documentation I think we need to coordinate with Laszlo. Any
>I couldn't find *any* Qt WebKit documentation at
>Is there a better place to look at?
>Also, there seems to be some confusion with the official name of
>modules. Now there is a "Qt WebKit" module in Qt Essentials and another
>"Qt WebKit" Module in Add-ons. Any suggestions for improvement?
>Thank you!

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