Distros and QtWebEngine

Franz Fellner alpine.art.de at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 20:12:44 BST 2015

Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El Dilluns, 20 d'abril de 2015, a les 13:28:59, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez 
> Meyer va escriure:
> > Hi everyone! I'm one of Debian's Qt maintainers and I'm writing here due to
> > the problem that QtWebEngine poses for us distros (in this case, at least
> > Debian and Fedora).
> > 
> > I know that kdepim seems to depend on it now. Sadly QtWebEngine it's quite a
> > hard (very hard) piece of software to package.
> > 
> > It embeds quite a lot of 3rd party stuff which we distros don't accept (in
> > different grades depending on the distro) as we require to build using the
> > system versions. Fedora's Rex Dieter tells me that's actually why chromium
> > is not available for them.
> IMHO the duty of a distro is providing software to their users to use, if the 
> rules of the distro make providing software hard/impossible they need to be 
> updated or these distros need to understand they will lose users to more 
> flexible distros.
Or they will switch PIM applications. Or even the DE. Don't think users are married
with your application...
Is it really necessary to use a multiprocess web framework just to view HTML mails?
Can't this be done with different backends, so users/distros have the option to
simply use KHTML?

> Cheers,
>   Albert

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