[aur-general] Qt 4.8 hits [testing] + qtwebkit package

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Fri Dec 23 05:29:52 EST 2011

Quoting Philipp Überbacher (2011-12-22 00:38:15)
>Quoting Ionut Biru (2011-12-22 00:12:04)
>>On 12/22/2011 01:09 AM, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
>>> Quoting Andrea Scarpino (2011-12-19 19:17:08)
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> the last Qt major release is in [testing].
>>>> For the upstream changes see the Qt ChangeLog[1].
>>>> About the Arch Linux packaging, the libqtwebkit library isn't shipped with the 
>>>> qt package anymore, but with the new qtwebkit package.
>>>> We rebuilt our packages in [extra] and [community] to add this new dependence. 
>>>> If you find a package which links to libQtWebKit.so.4, but doesn't depend on 
>>>> qtwebkit, please report us the bug using bugs.archlinux.org.
>>>> AUR maintainers are encouraged to check their packages to see if they links to 
>>>> libQtWebKit.so.4, then add the new dependence.
>>>> [1] http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/12/15/qt-4-8-0-released/
>>>> -- 
>>>> Andrea
>>> Seems like there's another new dependence, qtwebkit pulls in phonon,
>>> this didn't happen when it was part of qt. Why is this?
>>> Regards,
>>> Philipp
>>because in the past he didn't built html5 support in qt. It would be
>>insane(from kde perspective) to have gstreamer as dependency for qt :)
>I find it strange that suddenly phonon is forced down every Qt users
>throat while phonon is already superseded by other APIs. Apparently
>those newer APIs use gstreamer as backend on Linux.
>"Even though support for Phonon in Qt will continue for the 4.x series,
>Qt has already replaced Phonon with QtMultimedia and QtMobility."
>I simply don't know what I'd need phonon for, the Qt audio/video 
>programs I use use different audio/video APIs anyway (mplayer, jack).
>It's just yet another unneeded thing from my pov.

Well, guess I have no other choice than to install phonon then. I just
hope I won't get beeps and bops all over the place and need half of KDE
to turn it off.

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