[SailfishDevel] Roadmap for Qt 5.4 support?

Daniel Beck d.danielbeck at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 15 08:10:53 UTC 2015


Hi Alejandro

porting applications to ubuntu oxide, the chromium fork for ubuntu touch,
was really nice and straightforward. QtWebkit has many problems, the worst
one is that it even doesn't support the metadata viewport directive (i.e.
this one: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,
initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">). This makes porting HTML5
applications to Jolla really hard.

QtWebEngine should support this (at least, I hope so, since it is based on
chromium).



2015-01-14 21:42 GMT+01:00 Alejandro Exojo <suy at badopi.org>:

> El Tuesday 13 January 2015, Daniel Beck escribió:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Qt 5.4 introduces the new Qt Webengine. This an essencial feature because
> > Qt Webkit lacks many features and has many bugs that makes it quite
> > impossible to publish good HTML5 apps on Jolla. In my case, I'm looking
> > forward to it to make my game "Green Mahjong" work better on Jolla. (For
> > the moment, it sucks a lot because of QtWebkit).
> >
> > My question is: when will jolla support Qt 5.4?
>
> I would not hold my breath. Think of this: QtWebkit is a browser engine
> wrapped in Qt. Qt WebEngine is another one (Blink). Jolla has their browser
> based on a third browser engine. Linux distributions are not specially
> happy
> with Qt WebEngine:
>
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.kde.talk/1126
>
> I would expect Jolla to be at the same level of discomfort, or more. :-(
>
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