[Development] Assistant WebKit/WebEngine support

Simon Hausmann Simon.Hausmann at qt.io
Wed Jun 26 13:12:22 CEST 2019

Am 25.06.19 um 23:53 schrieb Konrad Rosenbaum:
> Option 4: convert to WebEngine
> Pros: looks great; currently supported browser engine, only little
> porting work
> Cons: horrible memory footprint; acute terminal featuritis; adds lots of
> dependencies (disqualifies it for most/many people redistributing it);
> does not work on all platforms supported by Qt (makes assistant less
> useful or even useless to those users); embedding in IDEs becomes much
> more difficult (dependencies and #ifdef's for unsupported platforms)

I'd really like to eliminate this myth of a "horrible memory footprint". 
I sent an email earlier in this thread regarding this and presented 
numbers that suggest otherwise for documentation content.


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