Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
kossebau at kde.org
Mon Sep 21 21:14:30 BST 2020
KMarkdownWebView 0.5.6 has been released.
The KMarkdownWebView software is for the rendered display of Markdown
documents, using web technologies. It implements a C++/Qt-based wrapper around
the plain text in Markdown format passed in.
The current version provides a KParts plugin and, if built against QtWebKit, a
KIO thumbnail generator plugin.
With QTextDoocument from Qt's QWidgets library having received native Markdown
parsing support in Qt 5.14, this software is going to be deprecated long-term
in favor of the new markdownpart software making use of that, once users are
known to be happy enough with that.
markdownpart has been released today as well, in v0.1.1. See separate email.
The KParts plugins from both software can be installed in parallel, the user
can choose at runtime what they prefer (another alternative is the Okular
KParts plugin with Markdown support, which though is different in providing
fixed paged display due to Okular's architecture instead of a single adaptive
view, where the latter is preferred usually for the use-cases).
Learn more at
Changes since 0.5.6:
* marked copy updated to v1.1.1
* Translations improved
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*) I heard that there are distributions which have packaged Marked. Given that
since KMarkdownWebView has started Marked has returned to be under good
development again, instead of shipping & using a copy of marked.min.js it
would be better to use whatever latest (compatible) release of marked, either
from a package or by generation during the build. Or even not baking a given
version into the KMarkdownWebView package/binary, but instead using at runtime
some global system marked.min.js, coming from a separate package which can be
Proposals welcome how to do that while integrating with distribution package
building. Please comment on https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=392640 for
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