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Snowshoe: New Cross-Platform Web-Browser On Qt5, WebKit2

Free Software

Published on 11 January 2013 04:55 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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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.

Snowshow has multiple user-interfaces but the same core engine. The different UIs depend upon the mobile/desktop device where the Qt5/WebKit2 browser is deployed. These user-interfaces utilize Qt5's QML and there's special versions for desktops, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices.

The Snowshoe web-browser is licensed under the LGPL 2.1. More details on Snowshoe are available from OpenBossa.org.

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