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SlateKit 0.2 Shell Improves Its Web-Browser

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Published on 06 June 2013 11:06 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Last month I wrote about SlateKit Shell, a new Qt5/QML web-browser using WebKit and written entirely in QML and JavaScript. The second release of SlateKit is now out there for those entertained by this mobile-oriented open-source browser.

Ping-Hsun Chen, the lead developer of SlateKit, wrote into Phoronix with details about their new SlateKit 0.2 release. Features include:

- Featured in Ubuntu Touch's Collection PPA, users can install on Ubuntu Desktop/Touch directly.

- Importing Ubuntu Components (ubuntu-ui-toolkit), gets resolution independence too.

- A built-in standalone virtual keyboard, even support Chinese handwriting recognition, works great on KMS and Wayland (with no compositor or input method engine).

- An iOS-like "Reader Mode", user agent string switch.

More details on the new release can be found at SlateKit.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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