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    Phoronix: KDE Rekonq Browser Picks Up Many Features

    KDE Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's a vastly different beast than Konqueror, is now up to version 0.8 stable with several new features...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAwMTM

  • #2
    If you prefer a lightweight webkitgtk browser, there is also Midori, which is good, but would greatly benefit from more testing.

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    • #3
      I have tried rekonq a number of times in the past (last version 0.7) but it crashes on just way too many sites. More features is nice, but I hope they also focussed on stability in this new release. Lots of crashes also means it's likely to be exploitable..

      I'd like to switch though, it's blazingly fast!

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      • #4
        rekonq randomly starts LibreOffice

        I like rekonq but since I updated to Kubuntu 11.10 rekonq randomly starts LibreOffice when visiting some sites. It does not display a document, it just starts the generic LibreOffice application. This is so annoying that I switched to Chrome for now.

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        • #5
          I think a lot of the crashes were due to the old Webkit version that was shipped with Qt 4.7. I have been using QtWebkit 2.2 and have not seen a crash in a long time (except when I intentionally quit the program, that often leads to a crash).

          -Todd

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Temar View Post
            I like rekonq but since I updated to Kubuntu 11.10 rekonq randomly starts LibreOffice when visiting some sites. It does not display a document, it just starts the generic LibreOffice application. This is so annoying that I switched to Chrome for now.
            Yes that's what happens to me as well, also with it crashing soon after opening LO. Rekonq still needs a LOT of work before it can be prime time. Also these crashes can be exploitable by carefully crafted websites so this is also a security concern as well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
              Yes that's what happens to me as well, also with it crashing soon after opening LO. Rekonq still needs a LOT of work before it can be prime time. Also these crashes can be exploitable by carefully crafted websites so this is also a security concern as well.
              As TheBlackCat already explained, crashes are results of outdated QtWebKit versions.
              Rekonq does not ship its own rendering engine. It's just a GUI on top of Qt's WebKit implementation, just as Midori and Epiphany are GUIs for WebKit-GTK.

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              • #8
                PS: At least under openSUSE QtWebKit often crashes when leaving pages with Flash content. As far as I'm aware this is an oS-specific problem and again nothing the rekonq devs can do about it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Temar View Post
                  I like rekonq but since I updated to Kubuntu 11.10 rekonq randomly starts LibreOffice when visiting some sites. It does not display a document, it just starts the generic LibreOffice application. This is so annoying that I switched to Chrome for now.
                  Please link to the bug report. Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dotancohen View Post
                    Please link to the bug report. Thanks!
                    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281988

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