[Development] Crazy Idea

lars.knoll at nokia.com lars.knoll at nokia.com
Sat Oct 22 10:55:45 CEST 2011

>From my point of view:

Having something here would be great. I don't think it should be part of
the essential Qt modules, but as an add-on it would be a very welcome
addition :)


On 10/22/11 7:09 AM, "ext Mark Constable" <markc at renta.net> wrote:

>On 2011-10-21 10:10 PM, Dhaivat Pandya wrote:
>> This seems like something that's way out there, and may have been
>> suggested before and rejected, but, I'm bringing it up anyway. What
>> would the Qt community think of a web framework devised around Qt?
>Speaking personally I'd love to see...
>. a web server similar to lighttpd but 100% based on Qt
>. a Qt5/V8 Javascript "engine" similar to NodeJS
>. an optional but builtin C++ FastCGI interface for the above
>In other words the essential tools for a Qt Server Side JavaScript
>solution, with Websocket support, so it can be as both a traditional
>webserver or a local backend to a HTML5/QML desktop system.
>Why another webserver when lighttpd, nginx, even apache, already exist
>as stable codebases? Because none of them allow me to build, develop
>and deploy them, and any web based projects, within QtCreator using
>CMake and Git. There is currently a complete development disconnect
>when deploying a typical HTTP based remote server within a Qt project.
>> Qt has all the stuff one needs to build a legitimate web framework,
>> connection to a scripting language (PySide, or any language with a C++
>> API, such as Lua), Sql libraries, async socket libraries, XML,
>> everything. We just need some (okay, not some, a lot) of code to glue
>> this all together into a well knit package. I'll await suggestions.
>Wouldn't Wt provide a lot of that? http://www.webtoolkit.eu/wt
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