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  • #16
    Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
    You should replace webkit with khtml and say what you said about safari and chrome.
    Atleast Chrome has the super duper fast Crankshaft JS engine. That runs circles around all the competing engines. So for Chrome atleast, i wouldnt call it a clone of anything.
    As far as Safari goes, FUCK APPLE.


    One question : All the layout goodness that Chrome has, its Webkit based. So any other browser that uses it will have the same speed as Chrome (at least in pure layout. No major JS). ?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ShadowBane View Post
      I'm looking forward to trying this out if/when it hits the AUR. Unfortunatey I don't see arch or any other distrobution shipping Qt 5 very soon...
      After reading the article I did a quick "yaourt -Ss", and disappointed that it wasn't there. I hope somebody adds a PKGBUILD soon.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ShadowBane View Post
        I'm looking forward to trying this out if/when it hits the AUR. Unfortunatey I don't see arch or any other distrobution shipping Qt 5 very soon...
        openSUSE has had Qt5 available since the betas.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
          You should replace webkit with khtml and say what you said about safari and chrome.
          Actually, no one should. KHTML isn't influencing WebKit and hasn't for many years. Sorry, but that distant fork was soon replaced with WebKit. WebKit 2 is a whole new beast, years in the making.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Teho View Post
            Well QtWebKit is pretty amazing in itself. Just yesterday I installed rekonq on my computer for the first time in long time; On my KDE environment it started so fast that I couldn't believe my eyes (almost instant compared to around a second for Chrome). It even opened the web pages faster than Chrome which is hard to believe and this is not even Qt 5 which brings a lot faster JavaScript engine among other things.
            no it's not. and it is no wonder that rekonq started so much faster than chrome when half of its libs etc. are already preloaded due to using KDE DE.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
              Actually, no one should. KHTML isn't influencing WebKit and hasn't for many years. Sorry, but that distant fork was soon replaced with WebKit. WebKit 2 is a whole new beast, years in the making.
              you meant to say, webkit was a fork of khtml that was started because APPLE - as always - couldn't work with others. But thanks to khtml's licence, they could not close webkit.

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              • #22
                I can't open/download that link -----> http://snowshoe.qtlabs.org.br/apt/sn...positories.deb on my N9 it doesn't open.
                I tried both using the barcode scanner and typing it into the stock browser.

                Oh, wait, I got it.
                http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...ow-shoe-lg.jpg
                Last edited by aironeous; 01-12-2013, 03:28 PM.

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                • #23
                  Well it runs, and can play Youtube videos with HTML 5 if QT5 has multimedia support correctly compiled in, and is also compatible with the Flash player plugin.

                  https://sourceforge.net/p/rebeccabla...enshot%201.png

                  only issue I noticed is that if there is no network connection, and you type in a URL, it infinitely pastes the URL into the address bar...

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                    Phoronix: Showshoe: New Cross-Platform Web-Browser On Qt5, WebKit2

                    Snowshoe is a new open-source project that's a cross-platform web-browser built atop the Qt5 tool-kit and relies upon WebKit2 for its rendering engine. However, its multiple user-interfaces is what distinguishes Snowshoe from many of the other open-source web-browsers...

                    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3Mjc

                    Does anyone know why Chrome, current Opera, and firefox aren't using Qt?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by liam View Post
                      Does anyone know why Chrome, current Opera, and firefox aren't using Qt?
                      Probably because switching to Qt would be a huge effort that buys them nothing. They already support all the major platforms that they're able to ship on and presumably have mature internal UI abstractions and build processes. Why risk breaking all that to switch to Qt when they don't primarily differentiate themselves on UI chrome?

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