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[1] 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 :(

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