[webkit-qt] QtWebKit trunk development after 5.0 release - questions

Osztrogonac Csaba oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu
Mon Jan 21 08:02:53 PST 2013

Hi All,

Qt 5.0 was released a month ago. And I have two major questions
about the future of the QtWebKit trunk (svn.webkit.org) development.

Question no 1:

There is a plan about migration from GStreamer 0.1 to 1.0:
[webkit-dev] PSA: Migration plan to GStreamer 1.x
( https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106085 )

Now we have Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 buildbots too, but
installing GStreamer 1.0 to Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.10 is a little
bit complex. It is possible, but installing a meta package from a PPA
on Ubuntu 12.04 is much more simpler.

That's why I propose switching QtWebKit buildbots to Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS)
and dropping trunk buildbot support for older distros. (Or should we
upgrade to non-LTS, but newer Ubuntu 12.10? I haven't tested it yet.)

Any opinions/objections?

Question no 2:

Which Qt version / revision should we use for WebKit trunk?

We always use build-qt5.sh script to build Qt for WebKit trunk to reduce
source incompatible changes and make it simple to have same environment
to reproduce bugs, etc. ( https://github.com/ossy-szeged/qt5-tools )

But now we are pinned on a very old, pre Qt 5.0 revision:
8d77ff1ef2422259dd6baed5cae9815260e5bee2 (Tue Dec 4 11:54:27 2012 +0100)

I think it's time to update Qt on the bots/developers machines.
So the question is which Qt revision should we update to?
- Qt 5.0.0 release version? (I tested it on Linux, and works fine)
- Or trunk qt5.git? (I haven't tested it yet.)

And then should we do regular weekly/mothly update again?
Or should we do updates on demand only?


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