Friday, 30 May 2014

Re: Updating QtWebKit to 5.2

Le 30/05/2014 14:20, David Barth a écrit :
> Le 30/05/2014 12:41, Olivier Tilloy a écrit :
>> (cc'ing David and Alex who may want to comment)
>> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Olivier Tilloy <
>>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Dmitry Shachnev <>
>>> 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
>>>> :
>>>>> 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?
> I don't think we can realistically test all of them properly. This is
> really the responsibility of the app developers.
> Rather, it means that our temporary support for webapps using the
> 13.10 framework needs to end.
> We had already started warning developers about it
> <>
> last month.
> Now is the time to announce the end of support for the old runtime.
I have posted a warning on the app developer list ([ubuntu-phone]), and
from preliminary testing of apps switched to oxide I don't see any
apparent issues.

In other words, don't block on webapp support. We will land a fix to
switch all apps to Oxide, to go along with the qtwebkit upload.


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