NOTE: This package is not actively maintained. It uses QtWebkit, which is end-of-life and probably doesn't get security fixes backported. Consider using a similar package like Spynner instead.
Author: Niklas Baumstark
- 1.0: Added Python 3 support, small performance fixes, header names are now
properly normalized. Also added the function
dryscrape.start_xvfb()to easily start Xvfb.
- 0.9.1: Changed semantics of the
headersfunction in a backwards-incompatible way: It now returns a list of (key, value) pairs instead of a dictionary.
The library has been confirmed to work on the following platforms:
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
- Ubuntu Linux
- Arch Linux
Other unixoid systems should work just fine.
Windows is not officially supported, although dryscrape should work with cygwin.
A word about Qt 5.6
The 5.6 version of Qt removes the Qt WebKit module in favor of the new module Qt WebEngine. So far webkit-server has not been ported to WebEngine (and likely won't be in the near future), so Qt <= 5.5 is a requirement.
Installation, Usage, API Docs
Documentation can be found at dryscrape's ReadTheDocs page.
Quick installation instruction for Ubuntu:
# apt-get install qt5-default libqt5webkit5-dev build-essential python-lxml python-pip xvfb # pip install dryscrape
Contact, Bugs, Contributions
If you have any problems with this software, don't hesitate to open an issue on Github or open a pull request or write a mail to niklas baumstark at Gmail.