Bug 384966 - Please improve the docu for how to build qtwebkit from source - see content of this bug report
Summary: Please improve the docu for how to build qtwebkit from source - see content o...
Alias: None
Product: www.kde.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kde-www mailing-list
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-22 17:11 UTC by shevegen
Modified: 2020-07-13 18:39 UTC (History)
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Description shevegen 2017-09-22 17:11:46 UTC
Hi guys (and gals perhaps),

There is a docu ... problem? Hmm.

I came to this site:


From the source code aka "new plasma release". So I want to
compile it. I actually managed to compile most of kde KF and
plasma. But qtwebkit gives me issues. This issue is not about
the problem though - this is about the KDE wiki:

If you look at the above page:


You can see this:

  It can be fixed by installing the dependeny

  sudo apt-get install libqt5webkit5-dev

That does not help me in any way. Firstly, I don't use
debian so I am not sure why the wiki is only for debian?
We can no longer use kde on non-debian or what?

But secondly and more importantly, it would be nice if
more information would be provided. I figured that the
webkit part probably has to do with ... chromium, which
is a bit weird if true since KDE would selectively favour
Google but this is an aside. My gripe is that the above
information is useless to me.

So my suggestion is:

- Please someone who has more information (did Gentoo
users die out or what), could more information be added
that explains a bit more and says as to what exactly is
needed? As far as I know, the webkit part isn't part of
the KF foundation nor plasma tarball releases, since I
compiled most of them and don't have the the webkit part;
and if it is part of qt 5.x then perhaps someone could
say so and show the commandline switch too. But I think
it may be somewhere else ... can it be integrated into
the whole kde stack? A few source packages require it,
I forgot which ones but I remember that I had the above
error and could not continue ... don't recall which
packages it were.

PS: Component entry only allowed me to pick docs.kde.org,
should perhaps also include community.kde.org - no idea
who runs community.kde.org? Not the KDE team? Honest 
question, I really have no idea right now.
Comment 1 Luigi Toscano 2017-09-22 17:15:23 UTC
This is not about docs.kde.org, which contains user manuals. Developer documentation is on the wikis.
Comment 2 carl 2020-07-13 18:39:35 UTC
QtWebkit is now almost dead. Closing this bug report