Friday, 30 May 2014

Re: Updating QtWebKit to 5.2

(cc'ing David and Alex who may want to comment)


On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Olivier Tilloy <[email protected]> wrote:

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Dmitry Shachnev <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi all,

I would very much like to update qtwebkit-opensource-src to version
5.2.0. It blocks syncs of other packages, like pyqt5,
qtsensors-opensource-src and qtscript-opensource-src. It is also a
prerequisite for updating Qt itself to version 5.3 (as qttools now
depends on qtwebkit).

According to Timo in
https://code.launchpad.net/~mitya57/kubuntu-packaging/qtwebkit-merge-with-debian/+merge/216539:

> This looks it'd be great to have so I'm planning to build this for testing in addition to qtbase
> and qtdeclarative when U opens, but we need to check with webapps people (= dbarth,
> alex-abreu) on how they see this.
>
> I'm not clear on what's the schedule for full Oxide moving. In addition to touch also desktop
> is currently including libqt5webkit5 in default install still (checked with seeded-in-ubuntu
> qtwebkit-opensource-src).

Does anybody know when it will be possible to upload this?

I do not want to break Touch stuff, but I am already waiting for more
than a month and don't want to wait more.

As far as webbrowser-app is concerned, the transition to oxide is complete. The webapp-container still has a dependency on QtWebKit though, to catter for legacy webapps that use the 13.10 framework, as pointed out by Timo in the MR.

I'd say all that's needed is to thoroughly test existing webapps that still use QtWebKit. Is there a PPA we can use to test this new version?