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Emscripten-Qt: Bringing Qt, C++ To The Web

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Published on 14 January 2013 08:17 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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Since late 2011 there has been Emscripten, the interesting project that allows generating JavaScript out of LLVM Bitcode. Emscripten thus allows for C/C++ code -- and in effect anything else that can be lowered down into LLVM Bitcode -- to be turned into JavaScript and run from a modern web-browser. Another project that has since come about is Emscripten-Qt, which is a port of the Qt tool-kit to JavaScript and HTML5 for use by web-browsers.

The ultimate goal of Emscripten-Qt is to get any Qt application written in C++ to be translated to JavaScript/HTML5 for running in modern web-browsers. In a new blog post, it's been shared by the lead Emscripten-Qt developer that the performance of this open-source translator is much improved, the keyboard support has been improved, and now there's also a demo page for showcasing Qt on the web.

The Emscripten-Qt demos can be found on this web-page. The home-page for those wishing to learn more about Emscripten-Qt can find it here. The code to Emscripten-Qt can be found on Gitorious.

In other Emscripten news, as shared earlier this month, LLVM Assembly code can now be run from the browser.

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