[webkit-qt] Qt WebKit removed from upstream

Keith Kyzivat kamaji at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 07:07:40 PDT 2013


Thank you and all of the other active QtWebkit contributors for all your
hard work over the years.  It's greatly appreciated.

Now -- Do you or does anyone else have an idea of what mailing lists should
we subscribe to in order to keep up to date (and possibly contribute!) on
the development of Qt in the web engine space?

Good luck in your future endeavors!
~Keith Kyzivat (former Nokian/Qt developer in the Boston area)

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde at carewolf.com>wrote:

> Hello WebKit
> As everybody who followed the discussion in the "Changes in QtWebKit
> development" thread or recent commits to subversion knows, the Qt port was
> removed from WebKit trunk on Wednesday this week,
> From Digia we had a vague plan of trying to cut down drastically on the
> maintenance burden of our port, but without any clear cut goals of what we
> could use the port for, except it could very likely be useful to our
> existing
> users and customers.
> After the announcement of our plan, a lot of scepticism was raised on
> webkit-
> dev about whether it made sense for WebKit. Since Digia had announced that
> we
> would focus on the Chromium based Qt WebEngine, many seemed to feel that we
> would not be able to contribute enough to the WebKit project to justify the
> cost to everyone else of keeping the Qt port upstream.
> Based on the feedback from the community we decided to remove the port,
> instead of fighting repeated conflicts. We have had a great time working
> with
> the WebKit project over the course of the past 7+ years. There have been
> many
> conflicts but the end result has always been positive, and we would not
> want
> to be a burden for the project.
> With that in mind we say farewell to upstream. We will still be using
> WebKit,
> and shipping with a brand new branch in Qt 5.2, and we will be active in
> the
> project where it makes sense. Feel free to reach out to us using the usual
> channels.
> Thanks for having us
> The Digia Qt WebKit Team.
> Allan Sandfeld Jensen
> Michael Bruning
> Andras Becsi
> Simon Hausmann
> Jocelyn Turcotte
> Pierre Rossi
> Zeno Albisser
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