Policy regarding QtWebKit and QtScript

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Tue Dec 22 23:06:18 GMT 2015

Pau Garcia i Quiles ha scritto:
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 11:02 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org
> <mailto:aacid at kde.org>> wrote:
>     > Soon Qt 5.6 will be released and with it, 2 quite widely used
>     > frameworks will disappear: QtWebKit and QtScript. Also QtQuick 1, but
>     > I think this is much less of a problem.
>     As far as I understand they are just going to be stopped from releasing, this
>     doesn't mean we can't keep using them, no?
> IMHO they will break sooner than later. They are going unsupported and IIRC
> also getting out of CI. It's just a matter of time.
> The 6-12-18 months they will still be buildable and usable are the time to
> look for an alternative, or to enhance QJSEngine/QWebEngine, so that they are
> good for KDE. According to qt-interest, some commercial and LGPL users seem to
> face the same problems, therefore The Qt Company is probably open to enhancements.

Shouldn't it be the other way around? Workable solution first and drop the old
one later?

But yeah, maybe too late, sadly.


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