[webkit-qt] WebKit, Qt and V8

Subs Vin subsvin at gmail.com
Wed May 18 19:04:47 PDT 2011


  Thanks for the answers.

  Since the use case has a lot of number crunching, the need for a 
faster Javascript engine was desired.

  Hoping for official support for V8 soon!


On 05/18/2011 05:24 PM, Benjamin Poulain wrote:
> On 05/18/2011 12:05 PM, ext Subs Vin wrote:
>> b) I see that the QtWebkit 2.2 release is coming up during June 2011, is
>> V8 supported on that?
> Nope, no official support yet.
>> c) Is the Qt bridge working with V8 engine?
> I think it is supported for the types supported by QtScript, but not 
> for the custom WebKit types (like QWebElement or transfering images).
> (Just a guess from last time I checked the code really).
> I don't know about the other questions. Andreas and Simon probably 
> have the answers.
> Note that V8 is not officially supported and is more of an idea we are 
> playing with than something fully tested.
> You would be surprised how little value V8 usually gives for real 
> applications. The performance issues are more often in WebCore than in 
> the JavaScript engine. I suggest you to profile your use case to make 
> sure the JS engine has any impact on performance.
> cheers,
> Benjamin
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