Monday, 2 June 2014

Re: Updating QtWebKit to 5.2

We will get this tested with touch and landed as soon as possible.


On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM, David Barth <> wrote:
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 <>

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
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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