Status of Hipe
Hipe is now in Beta! This means it is relatively feature-complete, but still has a few quirks that will be ironed out in due course.
- The Qt project is deprecating support for Webkit in favour of a new API built around the Blink engine. While this represents a step in the right direction overall, I have mixed feelings about Qt's decision to delete all mention of the QtWebkit API from the Qt5 online documentation, especially as existing code still needs to be maintained and the Blink API doesn't yet provide all the functionality we require. (EDIT: at time of this update, the documentation is now available again. The Qt website is no longer showing 404 errors for for QtWebkit API.) We will need to investigate migrating to the Blink engine (or another alternative) in the future. When this happens, we will take lengths to ensure that the Hipe API remains unchanged as far as practical, so as not to place an unexpected burden on developers who use Hipe. Webkit will be retained as the backend for Hipe in the time-being however, as backwards compatibility with Qt4 remains important.
- Add more flexible instructions for tag insertion (prepend etc.) - Fix known issues prior to first stable release.---