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Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentati

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentation?
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:12:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Gavin Smith <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 09:46:05AM -0700, Per Bothner wrote:
>> Both Electron and QtWebEngine have mechanisms for communicating between
>> the "browser" window and the main application, which is not sandboxed.
>> (For QtWebEngine the main application is regular non-sandboxed C++ code.)
>> For a desktop browser like Firefox, one could pass important environment
>> variables in the URL.  For bi-directional communication between a
>> sandboxed desktop browser and the C/C++ wrapper program one can always
>> use WebSockets or XmlHttpRequest ("AJAX").
> I've started work on a documentation browser using QtWebEngine.  The 
> work can be seen in the qt-info branch of the Texinfo Git repository:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/texinfo.git/tree/js/docbrowser?h=qt-info


>From a “social” viewpoint, I think WebKitGTK would be more appropriate,
GTK+/GNOME being affiliated with GNU.

Also, QtWebEngine relies on bits of Chromium, which is a real challenge
from a software freedom viewpoint and from a security viewpoint, to the
point that we ended up removing it from our Qt builds in Guix:


Regardless, thanks for moving forward!


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