[QBS] QtScript and the future of QBS

Joerg Bornemann joerg.bornemann at digia.com
Fri Jan 4 09:02:33 CET 2013

On 01/01/2013 14:44, Oleg Shalnev wrote:
> Happy New Year to all and Hello!

Happy New Year to you as well!

> Developing and supporting for QtScript in Qt5 is canceled because of
> switching to QML and V8.

Still, QtScript is a very nice wrapper around JavaScriptCore. It's 
working fine in Qt5. This module is marked as "done", not as "don't dare 
to use it". :)

> Could anybody explain me the feature of Qbs, this one of the most
> waiting tool fo me.
> Will there be old deprecated QtScript continue to use or developers will
> choose new v8?

For now, we will keep using QtScript. We will switch the engine, if 
there are significant advantages. An ideal new JS engine would have to 
be lightweight and easy to bootstrap. Neither JavaScriptCore nor V8 fall 
into this category.

> And what about the feature of QBS?

I owe you all some information about the future of qbs.
I will answer this seperately.



Joerg Bornemann
Senior Software Engineer - Digia, Qt

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