[Development] HTML5/CSS vs Qt QML and QtCreator / Assistant

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Fri Jun 28 13:32:35 CEST 2019

28.06.2019, 14:29, "Jedrzej Nowacki" <jedrzej.nowacki at qt.io>:
> On Friday, June 28, 2019 11:32:43 AM CEST Cristian Adam wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>  Some of you might have been familiar with white papers such as Qt QML v
>>  HTML5 – a practical
>>  comparison<http://dforeman.cs.binghamton.edu/~foreman/360new/examples/Using
>>  Qt Creator already ships with QML support, why not transform the HTML
>>  offline documentation into QML?
>  Does it have to be HTML5/CSS?
>>  Having the documentation as QML will have no additional constrains for Qt
>>  Creator. No 76MiB Qt5WebEngineCore.dll file, no memory increase, no startup
>>  penalty.
>>  QML is supported on all platforms, right? Builds with MinGW on Windows, and
>>  so on.
>>  Cheers,
>>  Cristian.
> 10 points for thinking out of the box :-)
> It would solve a lot of problems like; scaling, integration, fonts, _embedding
> qml snippets_, binary size... It would leave us with security issues, we could
> restrict the content somehow (documentation viewer would need to be
> sandboxed). As I like the idea, some prototyping is needed :-)

What about external documentation? Right now people can use a lot of 3rd party
QCH docs, and obtain more by converting 3rd party HTML files. If you want to
render docs with QML, you need some kind of automatic converter between HTML
and QML.


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