[Development] Assistant WebKit/WebEngine support
KPalaraja at luxoft.com
Mon Jun 24 15:49:12 CEST 2019
* It's 2019, we need to change with the times as documentation, especially how content looks and feels, has come really far from those days.
* Almost 1:1 appearance of documentation in Creator vs. Browser.
* Nobody needs to patch QTextBrowser and fix CSS now
* We will get code snippet colouring for free in Creator
* We will finally be able to render a table like it should, with real borders and alternating row colours, instead of the weird structure we have now
On 24.06.19, 14:55, "Development on behalf of Tor Arne Vestbø" <development-bounces at qt-project.org on behalf of Tor.arne.Vestbo at qt.io> wrote:
> On 24 Jun 2019, at 14:43, Simon Hausmann <Simon.Hausmann at qt.io> wrote:
> I have two more numbers to add: Compressed (7z) the download size would
> be around ~44 MB. I measured on Windows with a Qt Creator built with
> WebEngine support and surfed a little through the docs. The memory
> consumption of the web engine process weighed in between 14-20 MB of RAM.
> So it looks like this AFAICS:
> * We would be adding 145 MB of additional disk usage
> * We would add ~44 MB to the download size of Qt Creator
> * We would eat ~14-20 MB of additional RAM (not quite fair though,
> as we'd have to subtract the QTextDocument memory usage for a diff).
> I don't quite share the opinion that these are "beastly" numbers for
> desktop machines running C++ development environments. I think that they
> are worth it. In exchange we can show external content like cppreference
> or cmake docs without having to worry about their rendering, we can get
> rid of our separate style sheets and workarounds and we can render the
> Qt documentation the same way as on the website. We can eliminate an
> entire class of problems, and we can still prevent such content from
> accessing remote websites.
> We've had this situation for a long time now and I think that we should
> finally move forward and give our users better quality at the expense of
> their disk space, memory consumption and download size.
I fully agree with this. Thanks for the numbers Simon!
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