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

Jocelyn Turcotte jocelyn.turcotte at digia.com
Mon Jan 21 08:28:31 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 05:02:53PM +0100, Osztrogonac Csaba wrote:
> 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:
> ---------------
No objection from me.

> 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?

At this point we can start having a stabilisation process like we had for Qt4.
Basically trunk should always build with the last one or two stable releases (5.0.x in this case) and features that need new qtbase/qtdeclarative APIs should be protected by Qt version check macros.

I'm not sure if we need a bot to cover features depending on trunk qt5.git, but I think that the bot should at least run the latest 5.0.x Qt release to catch regression introduced by QtWebKit rather than the rest of Qt.


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