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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

(Qt)WebKit Sprint in Wiesbaden

The sprint is over for some time. You can see summaries of the different sessions and some slides in the wiki. Besides talking about QtWebKit and how to improve it (API, features, speed, make people aware that they can contribute, influence the release schedule, policies.. *hint*) the thing that has impressed me the most is unrelated to coding.

We all hear when someone from our Community is leaving the Qt department, and we always wonder how life will continue, who will fill the gap. In the last year a couple of new people got hired at Oslo and I'm really impressed how they find such capable people that are technically skilled and willing to move to Oslo! kudos!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Re: "Currently WebKit does not allow usage of such controls" on your wiki, do you know if there are any plans for Webkit to allow "native" widgets in the future? About the only thing I worry about with Konqueror's Webkit KPart is losing the awesome KDE textbox for entering form data.

Ariya Hidayat said...

Yeah, I am so sad I could not be there :(

zecke said...

@anonymous: I think we will keep using non-native controls as it has many benefits. What needs to happen is that C++ is catching up with the 30 year old smalltalk and we separate behavior from UI and then use the KTextBoxController and our UI...

Anonymous said...

@zecke:

Ok, thanks for the info :)