[mythtv-users] MythTV qtwebkit dependency

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Sun Oct 30 10:04:40 UTC 2016

On 30/10/16 00:54, Tom Dexter wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Paul Harrison <mythtv at sky.com> wrote:
>>> Yeah MythBrowser uses it. Also if you removed it MythNews, MythNetVision and
>>> MythMusic would be affected since they all use MythBrowser.
>>> They've gone a little quite about it but some of my fellow devs want to
>>> remove the plugins algether so you will probably get your way at some point.
>>> I don't see the tiny amount of disk space required for the webkit stuff to
>>> be a big problem when you consider the multi GB space required for
>>> recordings.
>>> You could make it optional and only allow those plugins to be configured if
>>> QtWebkit is available but then you run into problems with future development
>>> not knowing if you can use the browser widget or not.
>>> Personally I'd be sad to see it. If you remove the one or two remaining
>>> differences between Kodi and MythFrontend, the web browser and
>>> MythZoneMinder etc then what's the incentive to continue developing the
>>> frontend? Might as well just kill it off :(
>>> Paul H.
>> The disk space isn't the issue as much as the compile times. I'm using
>> Gentoo and the qtwebkit from what I recall takes longer to compile
>> than MythTV, and that happens with any Qt updates as well. Since I
>> really do want to upgrade, I've bit the bullet and started compiling
>> all the dependencies including that one, so I'll be ready to compile
>> MythTV 0.28 later.
>> Thanks for the replies!
>> Tom
> OMG...That qtwebkit compile is punitive. Granted...I'm running on
> fairly old hardware, but I can compile MythTV in around an hour and a
> half. The qtwebkit (the last depedency I have left to compile) has
> been going for over five hours, and I had to stop mythfrontend as I
> barely have enough RAM. This is awful. I don't recall it being even
> close to this with Qt4.
> Tom

Yeah I know until recently I was an avid Gentoo user and wouldn't touch 
any other distro but the time and effort to keep all the systems I look 
after running became to much. Now use Mythbuntu and an update takes a 
few minutes at the most rather than a few hours sometimes in Gentoo.

The long compile times are the result of the choice of your distro not a 
fault with MythTV so it's unfair to punish users of other distros IMHO!

Paul H.

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