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    Phoronix: Rekonq 2.0 KDE Web-Browser Brings New Features

    Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's built atop WebKit, has seen its stable 2.0 release this weekend...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2NTA

  • #2
    Open blog post
    Open screenshot
    See no menu bar
    Close tab

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    • #3
      The wording is a bit misleading. Rekonq already had an incognito mode. I guess they just reworked that into being more chrome-like. Whatever that means.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pankkake View Post
        Open blog post
        Open screenshot
        See no menu bar
        Close tab
        It looks like Chrome to me. Minimalistic interfaces are the new design trend nowadays and removing options a feature. I have always critisized Windows 8 for removing features, but linux desktops are following the same trend.

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        • #5
          Extensions

          Does it support extensions?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Does it support extensions?
            No.
            And that's why chrome can make such a minimal UI: it gives the user the possibility to extend the browser to its needs.
            I also stopped using rekonq some time ago, because it got locked for seconds for no (obvious) reason, and the way too many ads passed the adblock. I am currently using qupzilla+chromium.

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            • #7
              parallelised browser?

              Are there any parallelised browsers ? That can use multiple cores to render a page? (Firefox Servo is one such example, but its no more than a prototype currently).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mayankleoboy1 View Post
                Are there any parallelised browsers ? That can use multiple cores to render a page? (Firefox Servo is one such example, but its no more than a prototype currently).
                Why? Do you think rendering a page is so intensive a single CPU core can't handle it alone?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                  Why? Do you think rendering a page is so intensive a single CPU core can't handle it alone?
                  You clearly haven't used the web in recent years.

                  Even pages like the current Jamendo and Github go overly JS-happy, and are rather heavy to render because of that. (insert disclaimer how JS engines are likely multithreaded already, and that grandparent should clarify which part he meant)

                  (insert rant how people who can't code are writing JS, and too much of it too)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                    Why? Do you think rendering a page is so intensive a single CPU core can't handle it alone?
                    Think javascript as well as java applets or scripts running within the page. Using a core to handle the scripts/Java applets/javascript and another to handle the HTML page engine will help render the pages faster

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by curaga View Post
                      You clearly haven't used the web in recent years.

                      Even pages like the current Jamendo and Github go overly JS-happy, and are rather heavy to render because of that. (insert disclaimer how JS engines are likely multithreaded already, and that grandparent should clarify which part he meant)

                      (insert rant how people who can't code are writing JS, and too much of it too)
                      I admit I haven't used Jamendo. But I use Github regularly and it barely registers in task manager on an i5-2500k. Maybe after HTML5 hits us and browser gaming starts taking advantage of that, multiple threads per tab will start to make sense. But not now, imho.
                      Plus, the guy is picking on Rekonq as if all the major browsers have this feature already. Either he knows little about multithreading or is just acting trollish.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by newwen View Post
                        It looks like Chrome to me. Minimalistic interfaces are the new design trend nowadays and removing options a feature. I have always critisized Windows 8 for removing features, but linux desktops are following the same trend.
                        Rekonq is a browser, not a Linux desktop. It has nothing directly to do with any KDE desktop – not even the involved developers: Rekonq is a one man project, done by someone who is not involved with any KDE desktop component (not even KDEWebKit).
                        KDE’s default browser – to this day – is Konqueror.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                          Rekonq is a browser, not a Linux desktop. It has nothing directly to do with any KDE desktop – not even the involved developers: Rekonq is a one man project, done by someone who is not involved with any KDE desktop component (not even KDEWebKit).
                          KDE’s default browser – to this day – is Konqueror.
                          Also:

                          people should note that all KDE applications can hide the menubar by pressing Ctrl+M. I hide it all the time in apps to save space, but you can always bring it back if you need to use it.

                          It's possible that Rekonq in the screenshots is simply doing this.

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                          • #14
                            Nope, but that's the whole point of Rekonq existence. Different, more modern UI
                            All the web-rendering is done by kde-webkit kpart (kinda wrapped qtwebkit). KDE browsers (both konqueror and rekonq) are just ui + additional goodies like adblock and dev tools.
                            If anyone wanna menus and oldchool ui - just use konqueror with webkit kpart.
                            Multi-threaded rendering iirc is webkit2 feature, so we have to wait for qt5-based release.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Xeno View Post
                              Nope, but that's the whole point of Rekonq existence. Different, more modern UI.
                              At least in the past Rekonq had a menu bar and exported it via dbus – for use with e.g. Canonical's Global Menu Plasma widget. The author just strictly refused to add the option to display it (as Dolphin does, for example). The feature seems to be gone – at least with the implementation that has entered Plasma Workspaces 4.10.

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