[Kexi-devel] Qt Script possibly not the best tech for Kexi scripting

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Mon Feb 16 12:08:39 UTC 2015

On 16 February 2015 at 12:56, Robert Leleu <robert.jean.leleu at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> I'd rather use Python which seems actively developed, and seems to be the
> most easily usable by non-programmer people (my experience)

Knowing Python, it's my personal choice too. However too bad it's
official: Due to its architecture Python can't offer sandbox for
security (google for python sandbox). Users of Kexi apps would gain
practically full access to your computer account.

So we don't want another VBA with useless questions users can't answer
properly without an audit "Do you want to enable scripts in this
file?". Rather means for extensions like in Firefox or Chrome.

Anyone with enough resources is free to add python support though, it
just won't be the type of scripting we're talking about. It would be
extension system for trusted environments.

To be clear: The Qt5-based javascript is rather recent implementation
and is maintained as a pilliar of Qt Quick 2.

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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