[Interest] QML WebView modules

Mark Tucker mark.tucker at airborne.aero
Wed Apr 5 15:45:04 CEST 2017

Hi Kai,

My problem is that despite having successfully compiled and installed both the qtwebkit and qtwebengine modules for Qt 5.5.1 on my desktop Linux platform, the QML statement

import QtWebView 1.0

Reports as being uninstalled/not available when I attempt to run my QML app on my Linux platform. (Note that using 1.1 instead of 1.0 produces the same effect). This import works on my target Android platform.

There does not appear to be a specific "qtwebview" folder/module within my Src folder for my Qt version.

I ran configure with no options, i.e. literally just "./configure" with nothing added.

I can live with having to have different import statements for the different platforms if I have to, was just wanting to check that I wasn't missing something stupid/obvious.



-----Original Message-----
From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+mark.tucker=airborne.aero at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Kai Koehne
Sent: 05 April 2017 12:21
To: Nibedit Dey <nibedit.dev at gmail.com>; Sze Howe Koh <szehowe.koh at gmail.com>
Cc: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] QML WebView modules

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Interest 
> [mailto:interest-bounces+kai.koehne=qt.io at qt-project.org]
> [..]
> With Qt 5.5 the Qt WebKit module is 
> deprecated:(https://wiki.qt.io/New-
> Features-in-Qt-5.5#Deprecated_Functionality)
> QWebView uses WebKit as the backend.
> QWebEngineView uses Chromium as the backend.
> WebView with the same name has been defined in both WebKit and 
> WebEngine. Hence import statement varies.[I believe this is the source 
> of confusion ]
> import QtWebKit 3.0
> import QtWebView 1.0

Not exactly. The terminology is arguably confusing here, but the "QtWebView" import comes from the "Qt WebView" module (http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtwebview-index.html), which is a module that abstracts different rendering engines (Qt WebEngine, native) away behind a simple API.


import QtWebView 1.0

WebView {
  // ...
should work both on mobile and desktop. On Android, iOS and WinRT the native browsers are embedded, on all the rest Qt WebEngine is used (if available).


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