[webkit-qt] Proposal: Qt 4 removal from trunk, Qt 5 changes
adawit at kde.org
Mon May 14 01:31:12 PDT 2012
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Simon Hausmann
<simon.hausmann at nokia.com>wrote:
> On Thursday, May 10, 2012 09:55:47 AM ext Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> > On Wednesday 09 May 2012, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > After a few emails, let me formulate a concrete proposal:
> > > (1) Andrea Diamantini maintains an up-to-date port of WebKit that
> > >
> > > with Qt 4, on gitorious.org.
> > >
> > > (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
> > > one
> > >
> > > (hosted on Amazon, right?)
> > After some thought, I think we should maintain atleast one stable desktop
> > version of QtWebKit in trunk, and I believe Lars already officially
> > that Qt 5.0 will not be fully ready for the desktop, so I suggest we
> > maintain QtWebkit for Qt 4.8 until Qt 5.x is deemed ready for the
> > Since we only support Qt 4.8 for WebKit1 where not that much development
> > happening, how much would we gain in dropping that support anyway?
> It's a fair question, and I admit I didn't outline that in the proposal.
> maintenance of the Qt 4 port currently costs us
> (1) Separate *Qt4.cpp files in a few places (including the much loved
> JSC<>QT bindings ;)
> (2) A fair chunk of #ifdefs
> (3) A bot to maintain (This is a very high cost, especially for Ossy).
> I'm proposing the remove the Qt 4 port from trunk because nobody appears
> to be
> interested in taking over that maintenance in trunk. Andrea on the other
> volunteered to do an out-of-trunk maintenance, which is a great
> opportunity I
What exactly is involved in maintaining it in the trunk itself ? Would such
maintenance require more than one person ? I just do not see how the
out-of-trunk maintenance is supposed to work. For example, if a 2.3 version
of QtWebKit was supposed to be released from such branch, how would that be
treated ? Would it be considered an official update of QtWebKit for Qt4 ?
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