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    Phoronix: KDE's Rekonq Browser Nears 1.0 w/ New Features

    A "tech preview" of KDE's Rekonq version 1.0 web-browser has been released...

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

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    even if browsers like reqong and epiphany cured cancer they are utterly useless because of the chance that some websites won't load properly. unless there are some radical cross-browser standardization these 300+ browsers will be unsung heroes.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by garegin View Post
      even if browsers like reqong and epiphany cured cancer they are utterly useless because of the chance that some websites won't load properly. unless there are some radical cross-browser standardization these 300+ browsers will be unsung heroes.
      That's why they all use the Webkit engine for both layout and javascript, making the chances of compatibility very high.

      Besides, there aren't any browsers out there that can load 100% of websites. Personally I use 1 main browser but occasionally use a couple others at times, so I certainly wouldn't consider that to make a browser useless anyway. (none of those 3 include reqonq or epiphany)

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      • #4
        i knew i would get that reply. chrome and safari use webkit and you get random errors on both.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by garegin View Post
          i knew i would get that reply. chrome and safari use webkit and you get random errors on both.
          That's my point. You also get random errors on Firefox, and there are even sites that don't work in IE.

          So what was your point again?

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          • #6
            Yey, another browser no one needs. Can't wait.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
              Yey, another browser no one needs.
              For those folks looking for a Wekit browser that integrates nicely with KDE, rekonq fills that niche.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DanL View Post
                For those folks looking for a Wekit browser that integrates nicely with KDE, rekonq fills that niche.
                For folks looking for any dedicated web browser that integrates nicely with KDE, rekonq fills that niche.

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                • #9
                  I would prefer it if all those browsers died and all this work was put into porting firefox to qt (or efl or gtk3 for the matter). But anyways.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                    I would prefer it if all those browsers died and all this work was put into porting firefox to qt (or efl or gtk3 for the matter). But anyways.
                    It's been tried several times at least, but it never got very far. But even if it was ported to Qt, it still wouldn't be integrated with KDE, that is a completely separate issue and a completely separate set of changes.

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                    • #11
                      Sometimes it is good to have got a very simple browser without popup blocking and such things, even konqueror can be used for that. Some routers only work with popup windows which are blocked by default by firefox/chrome so it could be useful to have got a simple way to check it. But basically thats the only usecase where i use another browser. It does not really matter how much a browser is integrated into a desktop envronment. It has to work and should be fast. In most cases i only use chrome.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        It does not really matter how much a browser is integrated into a desktop envronment. It has to work and should be fast.
                        I disagree. Integrating into the desktop environment provides a lot of benefits. There are basic things like only needing a single password store and having your download progress be tracked the same way as any other file transfer, as well as more advanced things like embedding your native document viewer, integrating your bookmarks with your desktop, and having tabs integrated with the window manager.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kano View Post
                          It has to work and should be fast.
                          QtWebKit browsers like QupZilla and rekonq are quite fast and they will only get faster with the release of Qt 5 as it will be based on V8 javascript engine (also used by Chrome) and WebKit 2 (used by Safari). Due to shared libaries rekonq also uses less memory and starts faster on KDE than other browsers. Not to mention all the features that TheBlackCat listed.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Teho View Post
                            QtWebKit browsers like QupZilla and rekonq are quite fast and they will only get faster with the release of Qt 5 as it will be based on V8 javascript engine (also used by Chrome) and WebKit 2 (used by Safari).
                            The browsers have to be ported to WebKit2-Qt first.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                              The browsers have to be ported to WebKit2-Qt first.
                              Sure but that's already planned at least for rekonq.

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