(Cc'ing Kovid/Detlev because I think they'll be impacted by this
as well as the upstreams of Eric/Calibre, Cc'ing Axel Beckert because
I'm working with him for the package mentioned later in this mail)

I'd like to discuss the future of Qt5's QtWebKit (and PyQt's bindings
for it) in Debian. Looking at the Qt 5.6 beta, it seems like Qt
upstream will definitely remove QtWebKit - not only from the binary
releases, but from source releases as well.

As it's likely many packages will still need a Qt5 QtWebKit, and based
on [1] ("Qt5's WebKit is expected to stay supported until Qt6") it
looks like Debian will still continue to support it, if necessary
building from upstream's git[2]?

As for the PyQt5 wrappers for QtWebKit, upstream says[3]:

    > AIUI, they are still providing source releases.  You're going to
    > continue to support that, right?

    Yes, if they are part of the official release. If not then I won't
    do anything to break things, but they won't be officially

I'm planning to open an ITP for my project[4] using PyQt and
(currently) QtWebKit soon, and I'm guessing for at least Eric[5] and
Calibre[6] this is a problem as well.

Will Debian also support PyQt's QtWebKit until Qt 6 if possible?
If not, what will happen with the packages which depend on it?



[1] https://wiki.debian.org/Qt4WebKitRemoval
[2] http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtwebkit.git/
[3] https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/pipermail/pyqt/2016-January/036841.html
[4] http://www.qutebrowser.org/
[5] https://packages.debian.org/stretch/eric
[6] https://packages.debian.org/stretch/calibre

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/

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature


Reply via email to