kdewebkit moved to kdereview

Benjamin Meyer ben at meyerhome.net
Tue Oct 27 15:53:53 GMT 2009

On Oct 27, 2009, at 10:40 AM, Dawit A. wrote:

> On Sunday 25 October 2009 20:40:16 Benjamin Meyer wrote:
>> On Oct 25, 2009, at 7:35 PM, Chani wrote:
>>> On October 25, 2009 15:57:49 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 25 October 2009 22:40:47 Urs Wolfer wrote:
>>>>> On Sunday 25 October 2009 22:05:08 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
>>>>>> On Sunday 25 October 2009 20:02:51 Urs Wolfer wrote:
>>>>>>> I have just moved the kdewebkit lib from
>>>>>>> playground/libs/webkitkde/kdewebkit  into kdereview. It's the  
>>>>>>> KDE
>>>>>>> integration part of QtWebKit which is used directly in many apps
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> libs already (...which does not include the WebKit KPart). Any  
>>>>>>> KDE
>>>>>>> app is supposed to move to this integration lib when it is in
>>>>>>> kdelibs
>>>>>>> (plans are to move it to kdelibs/kdewebkit).
>>>>>> Could you briefly explain what features this brings? That might
>>>>>> make it
>>>>>> easier for people to understand why it's needed ...
>>>>> Sure. The main point is for sure the integration of KIO. Without
>>>>> kdewebkit,  any app which is using QWeb* classes does network
>>>>> interactions without KDE technologies. Other points are for  
>>>>> example:
>>>>> * using KDE icons in context menu
>>>>> * using KDE plugins (for example nsplugins flash)
>>>>> * KDE dialogs for javascript dialogs (alert, file picker, ..)
>>>> Great stuff. :) One thing I've been asking myself is if it all
>>>> works in the
>>>> same way for QGraphicsWebView (the canvas based QGraphicsWidget).
>>>> Are you
>>>> planning to add password saving / kwallet integration as well?
>>> kwallet kwallet kwallet! :)
>>> it's the most vital part of kde integration for me (yes, even more
>>> that the
>>> filedialog ;). I have zillions of passwords I can't be bothered to
>>> remember.
>> For password management there are two parts, the first is the  
>> QtWebKit
>> side (grabbing and loading forms) and the second is the hook to
>> KWallet via dbus.  I have finished the first part in Arora and
>> currently just save dump to disk the form data.  If someone wants to
>> help do the second part we could create a working code base that  
>> could
>> be shared.
> I do not mind taking a stub at the KWallet portion specially since I  
> can cheat
> and look at what has already been done by khtml as a starting point.  
> Out of
> curiosity though how were you able to obtain form data from QtWebKit  
> in Qt 4.5
> or were you able to achieve that through the new QWebElement API in  
> Qt 4.6 ?
> Anyhow, I will look into this when I get the chance soon unless  
> someone else
> beats me to it...

It works with Qt 4.5 by using some basic javascript.  Of course once  
that is converted to QWebElement it will be cleaner code.  But the  
vast majority of the code wasn't the javascript portion.

-Benjamin Meyer

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