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Re: qtwenengine anybody?

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: Re: qtwenengine anybody?
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:23:52 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> 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

I have attached a patch that disables support for loading the Widevine
plugin, and also removes unused bundled software from the source based
on a whitelist, similar to ungoogled-chromium's

It removes some 300+ MiB from the uncompressed sources.  The snippet
will require some adjustments for every new version of QtWebEngine
however, I can help out with that when required.

Patch 1/2 is a slightly "cleaned up" version of Mike's latest patch,
fixing some cosmetic issues, and makes it respect the daemons requested
number of build cores.

With these changes, I think the package is ready to go.  \o/

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