[Development] Assistant WebKit/WebEngine support

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon May 20 19:02:11 CEST 2019

20.05.2019, 19:58, "Bastiaan Veelo" <bastiaan at veelo.net>:
> On 20/05/2019 17:56, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
>>  20.05.2019, 18:27, "Bastiaan Veelo" <bastiaan at veelo.net>:
>>>  On 20/05/2019 16:51, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
>>>>    Note that it should be possible to rebuild QtTools with QtWebKit support,
>>>>    for example this configuration is supported in Gentoo out of the box.
>>>  Interesting, I would not have guessed. The way I currently do the
>>>  refactoring is breaking that possibility, though. It could be restored
>>>  (I guess) by moving that code into a WebKit based plugin. But I'm not
>>>  planning on installing Gentoo to implement and test that
>>  You actually don't need to install Gentoo. QtWebKit support is enabled
>>  automatically if you compile Assistant after installation of QtWebKit.
> But not on Windows, am I right?

Why not? Current version of QtWebKit from 5.212 works on Windows,
there are binaries at


>>>  If continued WebKit support is desired, and the plugin idea is welcomed,
>>>  would you @Konstantin be able to help finish the WebKit plugin?
>>  Sure.
> Appreciated.
>>  However, it would better to avoid duplicating work with Qt Creator,
>>  which also implements HelpViewer interface with different backends.
>>  Some time ago there was a discussion that such shared interface & plugin
>>  system should belong to Qt Web View module. But that would probably
>>  require more work to be done.
> That would be nice. Do you have a pointer to that discussion? I only
> found
> https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/qt-creator/2017-September/006740.html.
> As you might have guessed, I am not a regular here.
>>>  Or do you think that removing WebKit support from Assistant completely
>>>  would be better, if WebEngine shows to be working well?
>>  As for me, I'm totally fine with QTextBrowser
> I wish that were true for me. We need colours in table cell borders and
> SVG images (and better CSS support would be real nice). This might help,
> but is stalled: https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtbase/+/177256
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