[PyQt] Plans for PyQt with respect to Qt 5.6

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Fri Dec 18 21:55:20 GMT 2015

On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:39:31 +0100, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> I asked the same a few months ago, and the answer was that PyQt plans
> to continue including QtWebKit until Qt 6.
> I'm still somewhat shocked by Qt's decision to drop QtWebKit before
> Qt 6. I thought it was supposed to be backwards-compatible...

I got the impression from conversations with people who worked on or with
QtWebKit that deprecating it in favour of WebEngine was unavoidable. What I
mean is that it became impossible to keep the integration between Qt and
WebKit up to date without effectively forking WebKit due to problems
getting changes upstream.

I know that doesn't help people with code that depends on certain QtWebKit
features, but it might help to explain why this is an exception to the
compatibility rule.


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