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Re: qtwenengine anybody?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: qtwenengine anybody?
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:52:59 +0100
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Hi Mike,

thank you for your patient reply.

> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does the code include DRM support, for example?  Does it phone home?
>> Can we see the patches that upstream applied to the Chromium sources?
> QtWebengine does not handle DRM at all. That is handled by a 3rd party
> plugin called wildevine and would require guix to bundle that plugin.
> Something I'm confident is not going to happen. As an added measure my
> proposed qtwebengine declaration has pepper plugins disabled making it
> impossible to load 3rd party plugins either way.
> see
> for reference

I’m aware of this.  My apologies for not expressing myself more
clearly.  We probably want to remove the support for the DRM plugin,
following the discussions about ungoogled-chromium at

> In regards to QtWebEngine phoning home
> states all google services have been removed. Nothing I've seen
> indicates this is not the case.

Excellent.  Thank you for checking.


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