QtWebEngine is an attempt to integrate chromium’s fast moving web capabilities into Qt. It was introduced earlier this year on Digia’s Qt blog [blog.qt.digia.com]
Our goal is to bring the latest and best implementation of the web platform into the universe of Qt. It is not just a port of the core HTML/CSS rendering engine, it is the entire Chromium platform. The integration with Qt focuses on an API that is easy to use, yet extensible. We also make no compromise on the graphics integration, integrating the layer rendering of Chromium directly into the OpenGL scene graph of QtQuick.
Trying it out
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: On which platforms will it run?
A: We intend to officially support QtWebEngine on:
- Linux (x86, x86_64, x64)
- Mac (clang x64, XCode version >= 5.1)
- Windows (MSVC 2013 packages).
- Qt Enterprise for Application development & Embedded device creation [qt.io]
- Support for both Embedded Linux and Embedded Android
Full Android (Java/Dalvik) and iOS are not going to be supported where Qt APIs to integrate the native WebViews are on the roadmap.