[Interest] Running Qt app in a browser

K. Frank kfrank29.c at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 03:58:12 CEST 2016

Hi Larry!

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 4:59 PM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to run a Qt app in a browser? I have googled for this,
> and found some hits, but none seen like they ever worked out. The most
> promising seems to be http://wiki.qt.io/Qt_for_Google_Native_Client
> but the readme link is broken, so that's discouraging. Anyone have any
> pointers on if this can be done and if so how?

This doesn't answer your question, but as an aside, there is a
web-application framework called Wt:


Wt shares some of the Qt philosophy -- application code (and the
Wt library) is written in C++, it is widget-based, and it uses signals
and slots.  I don't know Wt's history, but I think Qt that significantly
influenced the design of Wt.

Of course, high-level similarities notwithstanding, the details are
entirely different.  You couldn't, for example, compile a Qt application
into a Wt application.

But if you like Qt and were starting a new web-application development
project, Wt could make sense, and if you really needed to port a Qt
application to the web, porting from Qt to Wt would still be a substantive
port, but the similar philosophy might make the port a little smoother.

> Thanks!

Good luck!

K. Frank

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