* Kevin Krammer <kevin.kram...@gmx.at> [2015-06-25 18:35:41 +0200]: > On Thursday, 2015-06-25, 15:56:22, Florian Bruhin wrote: > > * Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer <perezme...@gmail.com> [2015-06-25 > 09:49:29 -0300]: > > > On Thursday 25 June 2015 14:13:59 Florian Bruhin wrote: > > > > > 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+ > > > > I'm not entirely sure it will, unfortunately. > > > > From : > > > > * We’d still remove the deprecated modules from our Qt 5.6 release > > (maybe with the exception of Qt Script). > > > > I also remember reading somewhere explicitely that it won't be > > included in the qt-everywhere-opensource-... archive - sadly I can't > > find the mail anymore. > > I would be surprised if it got removed from anything other than the binary > packages. > It might be something that one has to opt-in to at configure time, but I > don't > see any gain in basically breaking the compatibility guarantee. > > The whole point of "deprecated" is to mark something for future removal > instead of removing it. > > And as far as I know no Qt API, let alone a whole module, has ever been > removed in a point release. Only major releases do that if at all.
The argument of the Qt people on their development mailing list essentially boils down to "you can still use old versions of QtWebKit with a newer Qt, so it's source-compatible". Or at least that's how I understand what's being said there so far. (I disagree)  http://lists.qt-project.org/mailman/listinfo/development > > I still have some hope - I think Qt will still apply at least security > > fixes for QtWebKit until Qt 6, which still should be a while away. > > I would also be surprised if they would knowingly ship insecure code. I wouldn't call it *knowingly* - but chances are slim that someone will take care of security issues until there's a bug report - and even then, I guess it depends on the ressources Qt is willing to allocate to QtWebKit (which seems to be dropping at a fast rate the past few months). Florian -- http://www.the-compiler.org | m...@the-compiler.org (Mail/XMPP) GPG: 916E B0C8 FD55 A072 | http://the-compiler.org/pubkey.asc I love long mails! | http://email.is-not-s.ms/
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