[mythtv] MythPlugins - QtWebKit upgrade to something current such as qtwebengine

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 19:20:45 UTC 2021

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 3:46 PM The Bit Pit
<thebitpit at austincustomerrands.com> wrote:

> Is anyone working on converting mythbrowser and mythmusic to not require
> qtwebkit?

The project has had a long term understanding that
qtwebkit was deprecated (if one reads various
archives it was discussed a long time ago), but as
qtwebkit has been community supported(*) (outside
of the Qt project itself) no one has ever decided to
invest the effort(s) required to migrate forward to
qtwebengine (or other technologies) as one can
still use qtwebkit in almost all distros (either via
direct or 3rd party repositories, or by building it
locally).  Obviously, everyone understands that
at some point that will need to change.

(*) There have historically been a lot of apps that
for one reason or another depend on qtwebkit
and have not been updated, so the interim fix for
all those apps was keeping qtwebkit buildable,
and last I knew it still was.

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