KDE's Konqueror Is In Need Of A New Maintainer
Phoronix: KDE's Konqueror Is In Need Of A New Maintainer
KDE's Konqueror web-browser is in need of a new maintainer and for some love to port it to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5...
is this where we finally admit that konquerer has been on life support for the whole of the KDE4 era, and that the lack of a maintainer for the KDE5 era finally means that we move on with our (rekonq/dolphin) lives?
This should be ditched. Along with Epiphany. Developer should be focusing on things actually going to be useful for end user. Just because it was in KDE4 or previous, no need for it in KDE5 era. Planned and new eco system should be made for KDE5
Konqueror should have been retired from KDE a long time ago. The KHTML rendering engine is just not up to par with today's needs (or maybe it's the other way round, that the websites of today don't need KHTML).
Anecdotal evidence once again, but Konqueror always had issues with rendering many pages I visit, such as the Yahoo home page or GMail. Back when I was still studying it wasn't even capable of displaying my university's student resource portal correctly. And to top it off, Konqueror always had issues establishing connections to webpages; it would load a page halfway and suddenly error out for no reason while Firefox and Chrome would load it without issues.
Frameworks 5 would be a good opportunity to finally retire Konqueror; if KDE wants a native Qt web browser, it already has Rekonq.
In one lab at our Uni we used Epiphany because the manager did not install Firefox.
If such projects were not installed as default, we would probably get a proper browser.
Welll, just to put this into perspective: Konqueror has also had a WebKit based render engine for many year now.
Originally Posted by Sonadow
As far as I know QtWebKit with necessary KDE integration bits, same as Rekonq.
I wouldn't be surprised if Konqueror isn't one of the applications that are already ported.
Originally Posted by Sonadow
A better opportunity might be the new QtWebEngine and the potential need to add support for that
Gnome's Web runs as good as Firefox do nowadays. It is very well integrated into Gnome with its design principles, has very clean UI and is my main web browser. The only thing that annoys me is there isn't a proper download manager of it and some minor regressions (the most recent was a bug at webkitgtk related to gcc 4.9.0 which is soon fixed by Fedora developers).
Epiphany is being well-maintained and evolving with WebKit2.
Originally Posted by Tiger_Coder
Konqueror has spent the past 5 years denying WebKit and being garbage.
Comparing these two is truly pathetic. Epiphany has corporate sponsorship and development. The WebKit 2 development port for GTK+ is current and GNOME is using its WebKit backend throughout GNOME 3.12+.
Why would anyone want to kill Konqueror is beyond me... I like it much more than Dolphin, and Konqueror has LOTS of features.
Please, don't kill it! Konqueror is valuable even from a historical point of view (KHTML...)
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