[Interest] QtWebkit error while building Qt5.12.7 sources

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 00:02:13 CET 2020

On Thu, 20 Feb 2020 at 03:06, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 19.02.2020, 10:53, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> > On Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:29:13 PST Sze Howe Koh wrote:
> >>  On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 08:05, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
> >
> > wrote:
> >>  > There's no good solution for using qtwebkit. You have to stop using it.

This isn't actually a solution though -- the web engine alternative is
still missing a LOT of critical functionality which is exposed by qt

An example: qtwebkit allows rendering of HTML content direct to a
QPainter surface, keeping text as text objects and other components as
vectors. This isn't possible in the webengine classes, at best you can
render a rasterized image of a page to a painter. Without this
capability it's impossible in Qt to render HTML content to SVG or PDF
files without loss of quality.


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