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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: dev-qt:4 versions/packaging/roadmap Reply with quote

I apologize if this is a faq or if the answer is clear. I haven't found it yet. I'm interested in the roadmap for Gentoo support for dev-qt/qt*:4

For example, today portage shows ebuilds for dev-qt/qtcore-4.8.6-r2, dev-qt/qtwebkit-4.8.6-r1, etc. This qtwebkit ebuild produces /usr/lib64/qt4/libQtWebKit.so.4.9.4.

Meanwhile other distros are showing libQtWebKit.so.4.10.2. There are some critical fixes in this more recent revision of qtwebkit. How can I build this generation of dev-qt/qt* on Gentoo?

I've looked at the qt layman overlay and actually built dev-qt/qtwebkit-4.9999 (builds from git), but I was surprised to see that it produces the same libQtWebKit.so.4.9.4 as the stock dev-qt/qtwebkit-4.8.6-r1 ebuild. I thought I would have been picking up some bleeding edge :4 library...

Anyway I'd like to learn if there is some way I can build a more updated dev-qt/qt*:4

Then academically I'm wondering if there is some guidance on the roadmap for managing the revisions & packaging of the dev-qt libraries in portage.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We ship the latest official releases from upstream Qt. libQtWebKit.so.4.9.4 is the latest version included in a release of Qt4.

I think libQtWebKit.so.4.10.2 might be from QtWebKit-2.3, which is independently packaged. We have a provisional dev-qt/qtwebkit23 ebuild in the qt overlay.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks yngwin, I'll investigate that package.

EDIT - that did the trick. There are collisions that must be managed (bypassed) with the dev-qt/qtwebkit and dev-qt/qtdeclarative packages, but so far so good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin, on a not quite related note: recently I've read quite a few unflattering opinions about QtWebEngine, mostly wrt. bundling.

How will this be handled in Gentoo ?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VoidMage wrote:
yngwin, on a not quite related note: recently I've read quite a few unflattering opinions about QtWebEngine, mostly wrt. bundling.

How will this be handled in Gentoo ?

I haven't really looked into this yet, but we have a policy to remove bundled libs as much as possible.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope to move qtwebkit23 to the main tree soon for wider testing. Progress is being tracked in bug #388207.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:roll: well, AFAIU, QtWebEngine is pretty much chromium and as much as I don't use that browser, I've still managed to to notice quite a few long term bugs in bugzilla about it (that is unless the maintainers already decided to wave the white flag).
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