QtWebKit Updated With WebGL Support, MinGW On Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 7 February 2017 at 04:35 AM EST. Add A Comment
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Qt WebEngine remains the primary module on modern Qt5 tool-kit versions for having web capabilities provided by Chromium. The migration from Qt WebKit to WebEngine happened around four years ago but there still are some developers pursuing out-of-tree support for Qt WebKit.

In 2016 we covered a few times the work being done to revive Qt WebKit while coming out this week is a fresh "technology preview" release of the Qt WebKit code for those interested in this alternative to the Chromium-based Qt WebEngine.

New to QtWebKit Technology Preview 5 is support for accelerated WebGL and then on Windows platforms is now MinGW compiler support. This improves feature parity for QtWebKit while the developers are still working on restoring QML API support.

Binary builds of this new QtWebKit module build are available for Qt 5.8. Qt developers potentially interested in this module can learn more via the mailing list announcement.
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