Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 20:52 UTC
GTK+ The latest version of GTk+, version 3.2, has been released. While this new release contains many smaller, less invasive changes, it also has experimental support for two very important new features. First, the ability to run Gtk+ applications inside a browser using HTML5. Second, initial support for the Wayland display server.
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HTML5 support is nice
by ephracis on Mon 26th Sep 2011 21:25 UTC
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2007-09-23

Woohoo!

I've been waiting for a nice toolkit for HTML so I can create more powerful "weblications".

Since it's still experimental I'll have to wait a bit but I sure hope it goes well. All I need is a nice looking theme and for it to be relatively fast.

Is Nokia working on something similar with Qt?

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RE: HTML5 support is nice
by shmerl on Mon 26th Sep 2011 21:38 in reply to "HTML5 support is nice"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Qt has experimental Wayland support as well:
http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/03/18/multi-process-lighthouse/

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RE: HTML5 support is nice
by Delgarde on Mon 26th Sep 2011 22:41 in reply to "HTML5 support is nice"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Woohoo!

I've been waiting for a nice toolkit for HTML so I can create more powerful "weblications".


Don't get too carried away - this isn't a web toolkit. It's just a form of remote display, an application running on the server but rendering to an HTML canvas. It's not a magic solution to all your web-design needs.

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RE[2]: HTML5 support is nice
by ephracis on Wed 28th Sep 2011 23:17 in reply to "RE: HTML5 support is nice"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

So what exactly do you mean when you hint that this is a kind of "cheat"? Does it require stuff on the client side? Is it a Xish server badly (performance-, stability-, securitywise) pushed inside HTML5 canvas?

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RE: HTML5 support is nice
by lemur2 on Mon 26th Sep 2011 23:34 in reply to "HTML5 support is nice"
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2007-02-17

Woohoo! I've been waiting for a nice toolkit for HTML so I can create more powerful "weblications". Since it's still experimental I'll have to wait a bit but I sure hope it goes well. All I need is a nice looking theme and for it to be relatively fast. Is Nokia working on something similar with Qt?


I don't know. Does the following count as similar, or not?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20020286-94.html

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RE[2]: HTML5 support is nice
by ephracis on Wed 28th Sep 2011 23:20 in reply to "RE: HTML5 support is nice"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Hm, I really don't know what to make out of that. Do they mean I can use my Qt skills to create web apps or that I can use my web skills to make Qt apps?

Anyway, thanks for the link.

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RE: HTML5 support is nice
by boudewijn on Tue 27th Sep 2011 09:16 in reply to "HTML5 support is nice"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Been there, done that... Last year already I saw Calligra Tables running inside firefox using Qt Lighthouse's http backend. I'm not sure how similar the implementations are, but the effect is the same. A full desktop application that runs on a server and displays in a browser.

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RE: HTML5 support is nice
by segedunum on Tue 27th Sep 2011 10:11 in reply to "HTML5 support is nice"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Is Nokia working on something similar with Qt?

It's been there forever.

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RE[2]: HTML5 support is nice
by ephracis on Wed 28th Sep 2011 23:18 in reply to "RE: HTML5 support is nice"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Well forever is a very long time but anyway, thanks for the link... oh wait! ;)

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