On Thursday 25 June 2015 14:13:59 Florian Bruhin wrote: > Hi, > > first of all, I hope it's okay I mail you directly because of this - I > didn't feel like this is appropriate for a bug report.
It's appropiate for our team's -talk list, which I'm CCing right now :) > Seeing that Qt removes QtWebKit from their source- Actually they are not going to update it anymore, maybe except for security bugfixes. The source will remain there and should be able to keep building with Qt5.6+ > and binary > distributions starting with Qt 5.6 and there's nobody stepping up > to package QtWebEngine for Debian so far, what are Debian's plans for > QtWebEngine after 5.6 has been released upstream? Not packaging it at all. See [lwn]. Properly packaging it in Debian means almost a fork, or in other words, a nightmare. Just consider that it bundles ffmped and most possibly a patched ffmpeg... [lwn] https://lwn.net/Articles/643423/ > If Debian were to drop QtWebKit when it's dropped upstream, that'll > mean there is no Qt web rendering engine in the Debian repos - also, > of course there are a lot of packages which need QtWebKit. We don't plan to drop it soon, but we might be forced at some point :( Yes, we know the situation sucks, but there is not much we can do about this :( -- No pienses que estoy loco, es sólo una manera de actuar De mí - Charly García Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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