Hello Allan, It's been a great run! QtWebKit was a trailblazer for some of the creative uses WebKit has found over the years.
I'm sure the WebKit GTK+ developers will join me in saying thanks for helping open up the WebKit Open Source project, and I look forward to a time when the paths of the various WebKit ports may meet again. Regards, Alp Toker and the Nuanti team On 04/10/2013 14:14, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote: > Hello WebKit > > As everybody who followed the discussion in the "Changes in QtWebKit > development" thread or recent commits to subversion knows, the Qt port was > removed from WebKit trunk on Wednesday this week, > > From Digia we had a vague plan of trying to cut down drastically on the > maintenance burden of our port, but without any clear cut goals of what we > could use the port for, except it could very likely be useful to our existing > users and customers. > > After the announcement of our plan, a lot of scepticism was raised on webkit- > dev about whether it made sense for WebKit. Since Digia had announced that we > would focus on the Chromium based Qt WebEngine, many seemed to feel that we > would not be able to contribute enough to the WebKit project to justify the > cost to everyone else of keeping the Qt port upstream. > > Based on the feedback from the community we decided to remove the port, > instead of fighting repeated conflicts. We have had a great time working with > the WebKit project over the course of the past 7+ years. There have been many > conflicts but the end result has always been positive, and we would not want > to be a burden for the project. > > With that in mind we say farewell to upstream. We will still be using WebKit, > and shipping with a brand new branch in Qt 5.2, and we will be active in the > project where it makes sense. Feel free to reach out to us using the usual > channels. > > Thanks for having us > > The Digia Qt WebKit Team. > Allan Sandfeld Jensen > Michael Bruning > Andras Becsi > Simon Hausmann > Jocelyn Turcotte > Pierre Rossi > Zeno Albisser > > -- > > Digia Germany GmbH > Rudower Chausse 13, 12489 D-Berlin > Digia Germany is a group company of Digia Plc, > Valimotie 21, FI-00380 Helsinki Finland > > _______________________________________________ > webkit-dev mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev -- http://www.nuanti.com the browser experts _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev