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Dave Yeo

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2020, 12:07:24 am »
The other thing that catch my eye are the javascript frameworks that young people are using today to produce multiplatform applications like node.js and others. I would like to have more time to evaluate and understand that frameworks.

I think with the new browser, support for node.js should follow.
As for QT6, as long as the QT people keep updating QT5, we should be fine but eventually they will stop, probably about the time that QT7 work starts :)

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2020, 01:40:10 am »
The root of all evil, but we need more of it.....

We are a bit behind schedule, but work on the QT browser is progressing steadily. It's very near completion but it is at this moment it is hard to fix a date. There are still a number of build breaks to address. Basically, to get everything to compile fixes are needed. A fix might solve one build break, or 35. That makes it hard to guesstimate exactly where we are. One thing is sure, we are very close. To finish, we still need more funding. I know, especially now, people may be having a hard time. For those of you who still have a few bob to spend, please consider donating to the browser development. I will transfer yet another 200 euro, bugger the retirement fund). We are so close, draw your wallets, let's get it to the finishline!

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2020, 10:07:32 pm »
The other thing that catch my eye are the javascript frameworks that young people are using today to produce multiplatform applications like node.js and others. I would like to have more time to evaluate and understand that frameworks.

I think with the new browser, support for node.js should follow.
As for QT6, as long as the QT people keep updating QT5, we should be fine but eventually they will stop, probably about the time that QT7 work starts :)
Hi

Since some node.js application were running on Firefox 45 OS/2,  I was wondering if something can be reused from that (or from the new browser port) to be able to run node.js apps as stand alone applications.

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2020, 11:44:06 pm »
Hi

Since some node.js application were running on Firefox 45 OS/2,  I was wondering if something can be reused from that (or from the new browser port) to be able to run node.js apps as stand alone applications.

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Probably, the Firefox build process spits this out if you want to experiment. Good chance something similar may be generated building the new browser.

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2020, 11:54:21 pm »
Dave, did you compiled that js.exe.

It worked for me with some base .js samples, it was interesting.
Like:
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function add(a, b) {
return a+b
}
console.log(add(4, 6))


I don't know if I can get other samples (possible with GUI) to see if it works.

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2020, 05:34:20 am »
Hi Martin, it gets built during the Firefox etc build process. I think its main purpose is for testing. I don't think it does any GUI stuff but is handy for testing functions and such as you found. Beside it is js-gdb.py for running it in the GDB debugger.

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Re: The new browser / QT5
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2020, 12:02:03 pm »
And here am I being very concerned that this browser doesn't have anything like No Script available for use which makes it almost useless for ant real work.

I have it on one of my Linux boxes and am not very impressed with it.  Sorry.