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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentation?
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:25:52 +0300

> From: Gavin Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 00:46:09 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden, Texinfo <address@hidden>
> I'm still trying to implement very basic functionality in the Qt code.
> I will probably push on with it and see how far I get.  If GTK is used 
> instead, the needed functionality would be present, and the Qt code 
> would be a prototype.
> I expect it would be easier to integrate GTK-based code with an automake 
> build system (Qt has its own build system tool, qmake).  I understand 
> from reading various blogs and so forth that GTK has its own problems, 
> too.  However, it is still plausible that it could be used.
> > 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:
> > 
> >   https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/tree/gnu/packages/qt.scm#n143
> >   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2015-06/msg00302.html
> Those messages don't give a very promising picture.

In case people aren't aware: AFAIK there's also a legal problem with
Qt itself, in that its license is GPLv3, without the "or later"

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