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

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Sun Feb 9 21:59:13 UTC 2014

On Sun, Feb 09, 2014 at 06:44:58PM -0300, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:

> That being said, I would **love** to see Qt using the system
> webkit/whatever.

I don't see how this is even possible. WebKitGTK+ and WebKitQt are
not just API layers on top of WebCore (which is where the bulk of the
WebKit code is):

- WebCore it does not provide a stable API on top of which the
  Qt/GTK+/EFL/etc. ones are written. As a matter of fact, it changes
  every week.

- Although WebCore itself is largely platform-independent, significant
  parts of its code are not.

And this is not something that can be "fixed" because it is like that
by design.


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