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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Is Qt the right choice ??
Date Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:41:25 GMT
On 26 July 2015 at 13:38, Ian C <> wrote:

> I've just been poking around for a few minutes to see what is out
> there for HTML editing.
> There seem to be quite a few. Instead of creating one maybe we just
> piggy back on one or more of the existing editors and maybe supply a
> plugin.
> Eg ?
That is an idea, but we need to find one, that has a license we can use
(same goes for a library)

I am also not sure a standard editor would work well for us, we need e.g.
to present styles and render according to the styles. Most editors are
simple html editors.

> I'm not entirely clear how an editor would fit into our system.
> If for instance we want to edit an ODF document then behind the scenes
> it will call dfconvert to create html.
> The editor will then render the HTML and a user can add/edit/delete
> sections as required.
> Then we have a saveAs so they can write it back to ODF (which since it
> came from ODF I assume would be the default)
> or can save into another format?
> Then behind the scenes again it will call dfconvert put to update the
> original document? Or dfcreate if saving to a different format?
Yes that is about it.
- open a file in any supported format
- edit the file (remember it is a word processor, not a simple editor)
- Update the original document or save in another format.

> So what I am suggesting is if we can find one we can just make it use our
> tools?
If we can find a word processor (editor) then I am all for it.

> Are there any other Apache projects with HTML editors? I saw Lenya pop
> up but that doesn't look like a fit.
We do not want to edit the HTML as such, we want to have an editor which
format is based
on html but we edit as e.g. with word.

jan i.

> On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM, jan i <> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I am currently updating the cmake files to cover e.g. the editor and see
> > some problems.
> >
> > I know we decided to use Qt, but I would like to take the discussion
> again.
> >
> > If we use Qt the editor will never be a released product, it will remain
> an
> > optional product, and
> > I think we will want to position the editor as a main feature of
> corinthia.
> >
> > There is an alternative to Qt, which is a little more work but not much.
> If
> > we look at how peter
> > currently uses Qtwebkit it is pretty simple and static.
> >
> > Webkit is builtin on OS-X, therefore we can use it, without thinking too
> > long about the licenses
> > (we do not ask people to download extra libraries, so it is at the same
> > level that we also depend on windows sdk-api).
> >
> > We cannot use webkit on windows because it is LGPL (same as Qt), but we
> can
> > use mshtml or IWebBrowser2. My idea is to make a simple set of wrapper
> > functions, so that
> > the editor as such does not see the difference. That would allow us
> > to have the editor as a main feature.
> >
> > thoughts ?
> >
> > rgds
> > jan i.
> --
> Cheers,
> Ian C

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