[webkit-qt] Proposal: Qt 4 removal from trunk, Qt 5 changes
simon.hausmann at nokia.com
Wed May 9 05:02:32 PDT 2012
On Wednesday, May 09, 2012 09:00:11 AM ext Alexis Menard wrote:
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Simon Hausmann <simon.hausmann at nokia.com>
> > Hi,
> > After a few emails, let me formulate a concrete proposal:
> > (1) Andrea Diamantini maintains an up-to-date port of WebKit that runs
> > with Qt 4, on gitorious.org.
> That needs to be properly announced to a blog post no?
Yes, good idea. If we do this, then I'll write a blog entry about it.
> > (2) End of May we remove Qt 4 code paths from WebKit trunk.
> > (3) We replace the Qt 4 based bot on build.webkit.org with the Qt 5 one
> > (hosted on Amazon, right?)
> What about the others? Windows/Minimal/ARM/Apple SL.
> Ok granted we need to move them to Qt5, but we need somehow a version
> to stick with Qt5 otherwise every week updating to the current hash
> will take a lot of time / ressources. So what about moving them to Qt5
> when Qt5 reach beta?
Good point and good idea :)
> That is a starting point for all of us to stabilize.
> > (4) After that we rename the QtWebKit module (and thus library) in
> > trunk
> > to QtWebKitWidgets. That's no change in the directory structure or file
> > names, just build system changes. This gives us the option of introducing
> > a new QtWidgets-free "QtWebKit" module later during the life-time of Qt
> > 5, essentially realizing a library split where QtWebKitWidgets would link
> > against the new QtWebKit. (Note that this change doesn't affect anyone
> > using the QML2 WK2 APIs, as those don't require direct linkage but only
> > use dynamic plugin imports)
> > Thoughts? :)
> > Simon
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