[mythtv] Resurrecting MythBrowser after the switch to Qt4

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 15:49:01 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
>> I'm going to start looking at resurrecting MythBrowser and now that
>> WebKit is part of Qt4.4 thats the approach I was going to take.
>> Would there be any objections to making Qt4.4 the minimum version
>> required for trunk?
>> If there is no problem with that then I'd create a generic mythuitype
>> based on QWebPage that can be used on any  screen. That would be the
>> most useful in the long run but requires the most work and would require
>> Qt4.4 as the minimum.
>> The other alternative would be to just require Qt 4.4 for the
>> MythBrowser plugin and use QWebView. That would be by far the easiest
>> approach but would be the least flexible.
>> Thoughts?
> If there is any possibility that the QWebPage supports the flash plugin, I'm
> all for it.  Hulu (for one) works fairly well with Firefox and the plugin
> and if we could generate a control that could display the embedded Hulu
> player, that would be a major bonus for Myth, I think.  Since Hulu publishes
> your shows as an RSS queue like Netflix, I see the integrate being very easy
> (assuming the Flash support is there)
> Kevin
> _______________________________________________

To further this point, is there any chance that instead of using QT
for MythBrowser using something like firefox (xulrunner) since it
appears to be a far more versatile (with plugins etc) option?


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