[Interest] About Qt and WebEngine/Chromium

Kai Koehne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Mon Mar 19 11:02:22 CET 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+kai.koehne=qt.io at qt-project.org] On
> Behalf Of René J. V. Bertin
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:14 PM
> To: interest at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Interest] About Qt and WebEngine/Chromium
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > The point is that before we can have this conversation about Qt, you
> > need to convince the Chromium developers of the need to share the
> > internals with other frameworks and retain binary compatibility.
> Of course, but in turn it wouldn't be of much use to start such a discussion if
> the goal is impossible, not feasible or simply unthinkable on the Qt end.

If Chromium would provide a stable API that is covering all that Qt WebEngine needs,
we for sure would use it. 

Anyhow, keeping a stable API has not been a goal of Chromium so far; The 
idea seems to be  that they want to develop Chrome and therefore Chromium 
freely, without the restrictions of long term API commitment.



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