Thursday, August 18, 2016

QtWebKit: I'm back!

Hello world!


Five years have passed since the last entry in this blog, and almost 3 years since infamous "Changes in QtWebKit development" thread at Fortunately, we've made quite different kind of change in QtWebKit development lately, and it is much more exciting.

QtWebKit is back again!

If you were following QtWebKit development after 2013, you know that actually development have never stopped: each release was getting a bunch of bugfixes and even brand new features. However, WebKit engine itself has not been updated since Qt 5.2 release. That's why it didn't support recent changes in Web standards that happened after 2013, including: new JavaScript language standard ES2015 (also known as ES6), as well as improvements in DOM API and CSS.

However, things have changed in 2016, and now we have revived QtWebKit! Core engine code was updated to it's actual state, and as a result we (and you!) can use all improvements made by WebKit community during these 3 years without any changes in code of existing Qt applications!