[Development] Assistant WebKit/WebEngine support

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Jun 26 03:08:28 CEST 2019


On Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:07:20 PDT Bastiaan Veelo wrote:
> > at this point, what's speaking againt qtwebkit is its track record of
> > release. Until it starts making regular releases again, I can't recommend
> > it. And Qt Creator (or any other application) shouldn't begin using it
> > again until those regular releases resume.
> 
> Are you worried about the lack of security patches? I can see how that
> matters for an ordinary browser implemented with Qt, but for Assistant
> and Creator that exclusively display locally installed generated
> compressed help files, security concerns are a lot lower.

Sure, but the fact that Qt Creator is using it could lead people to trying for 
a web browser.

Not to mention that even if Qt's help documents are safe, other documents you 
may want to view may not be so.

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Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products





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