[mythtv] Resurrecting MythBrowser after the switch to Qt4

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Jul 17 20:35:38 UTC 2008

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008 13:41:23 Paul Harrison wrote:
>> Janne Grunau wrote:
>>>> Would there be any objections to making Qt4.4 the minimum version
>>>> required for trunk?
>>> I think it's quite early in the life of Qt 4.4 and we have been
>>> conversative with required software. The situation will be better in
>>> six months (when all distros are updated with KDE 4.2).
>> I can understand this but I'd like to use MythBrowser now not in six
>> months :-(
> <snip>
>> I can see what's going to happen here it's going to be another of those
>> threads that no one can agree anything and at the end of the day nothing
>> really changes :-(
> If the target is getting MythBrowser up and running again, then I think we 
> already have the answer, go with the first option and use QWebView for now. 
> The MythUIType idea can always be implemented later once we've decided to 
> switch to QT 4.4.
> I don't even think there are QT 4.4. packages in the unstable repos for some 
> distros yet, Mandriva included and I don't fancy building it from source.
Looks like Mandriva devel cooker does now have Qt4.4 rpms.

Anyway I'm going to just do a quick and dirty port of the the old 
MythBrowser to use QWebView for now. That's just one step closer to 
using trunk on a production machine again.

I do think it's an opportunity missed to add some cool new stuff 
especially since a lot of stuff will have to be rewritten to use MythUI.

Paul H.

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