QML online has found a new home: the KDE community, which is mabgeblich behind the desktop environment KDE plasma, now maintains the project. QML online developer patrick jose pereira had already announced the first stable version at the end of may, as the company. Now the project is open to interested developers at KDE including an interactive playground.
QML online brings qt and QML (qt modeling language) to the browser via webassembly and the emscripten toolchain. The new project page offers interactive examples. Code snapping directly implements the backend, so you can see the changes live in webassembly view.
Patches in the code on the left are directly visible on the right, and in case of errors, the webassembly flat is left empty.
On KDE and github
The sourcecode for the project can be found on github as well as at KDE. The fact that QML online can now be found at KDE is not surprising, since qt and KDE have a long common, if not always easy, history. Pereira had already explicitly thanked members of the KDE community for their support when announcing the stable variant.
Qhot is also available as a desktop version that runs under windows, macos and linux. According to the blog post on the stable QML online, the tool is the basis for the project. Pereira had developed qhot primarily as a tool to help with prototyping QML code.
According to the announcement of the new project home, the connection to KDE’s kirigami UI and the integration of HTML elements are at the top of the list of requirements for further development.