Bug#479851: qt4-x11: should use external webkit library

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Sun May 11 09:34:36 UTC 2008

severity 479851 wishlist
tag 479851 wontfix

On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:52:12PM +0200, Fathi Boudra wrote:
> reopen 479851
> reassign 479851 webkit
> retitle reintroduce qtwebkit shipped from webkit.org
> thanks
> It seems some people want to have QtWebKit shipped from webkit.org in Debian 
> archive with QtWebKit shipped from Qt.
> Well, I can't stop them as i think it's useless, so i I reopen/reassign to 
> webkit.

I'll also add that the qt port diverges enough from original WebKit that
we shouldn't replace one by the other. And having 2 sources for the Qt
port is not something I want. Fortunately, they are converging (AFAICS
from the changelogs, a bunch has already been pushed on trunk), but the
WebKit released in Qt 4.4 will still definitely be different from WebKit
trunk, though WebKit in next Qt might be more like WebKit trunk (though
nothing is sure here. Trolltech might just fork again when preparing
next Qt)

Also, both ports (qt and gtk+) don't have the same release schedules.
Actually, there hasn't been a formal release of the gtk+ port.

Anyways, let's wait and see how things settle. In the meanwhile, this is


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