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Re: qtwenengine anybody?

From: mike . rosset
Subject: Re: qtwenengine anybody?
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:27:43 -0800
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:

> 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/

This is really great work Marius I appreciate this addition. I was
actually just looking at this approach yesterday. 

I've merged your two patches with one minor description addition that Hartmut

Hartmut the merged complete diff can be found here.


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