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Henagon

QT WebEngine replaces QT WebKit

Hi Team,

QT WebEngine was released in 2013 with the intent to replace QT WebKit (which remains available for those unwilling or unable to port their code to QT WebEngine).

TeamViewer is the only package I currently have installed that still has a dependency on QT WebKit:

kangie@touka ~ $ ldd /opt/teamviewer15/tv_bin/TeamViewer
    ...
	libQt5WebKitWidgets.so.5 => /usr/lib64/libQt5WebKitWidgets.so.5 (0x00007f8f76a75000)
	libQt5WebKit.so.5 => /usr/lib64/libQt5WebKit.so.5 (0x00007f8f72808000)

As I run a source-based distribution, compiling QT WebKit takes a long time for me to provide 5 minutes of support using TeamViewer when necessary, where QT WebEngine is almost always installed (for me at least) as a dependency of another desktop application.

Would you consider porting TeamViewer to QT WebEngine, or is there a technical reason that this change has not already taken place?

Thanks!