QtWebEngine integrates chromium's fast moving web capabilities into Qt.
Our goal is to bring the latest and best implementation of the web platform into the universe of Qt. 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.
Relationship to Chromium
Qt WebEngine uses code from the Chromium project. However, it is not containing all of Chrome/Chromium:
- Binary files are stripped out
- Auxiliary services that talk to google platforms are stripped out
- The codebase is modularized to allow use of system libraries like openssl
We do update to the latest Chromium version in use before a Qt release. After a release some bug fixes and security patches are backported. For LTS releases of Qt we might also update Chromium in a patch level release.
Blog posts and Videos
Experimenting with Chromium and Qt (blog post) (2013-06-25)
QtDD13 - Pierre Rossi - Introducing QtWebEngine (video) (2013-10-07)
Qt WebEngine Technology Preview available (blog post) (2014-01-23)
Building QtWebEngine (ICS blog post) (2014-04-23)
QTDD14 - QtWebEngine: learning to walk - Pierre Rossi (video) (2014-10-07)
News from the Qt WebEngine Team (blog post) (2014-05-13)
QtWS15 - Qt's Web Offering- An Overview, Allan Jensen (video) (2015-10-06)
QtWS15 - QtWebEngine – Taming the beast, Kai Köhne (video) (2015-10-07)