[SailfishDevel] Roadmap for Qt 5.4 support?

Alexey Rochev equeim at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 10:27:51 UTC 2015


Qt WebEngine is still in active development. Version 5.4 has only basic
features, it will be much improved in 5.5
Also Qt WebEngine 5.4 does not support Wayland (will in 5.5).

2015-01-15 11:10 GMT+03:00 Daniel Beck <d.danielbeck at googlemail.com>:

> 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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