SlateKit 0.2 Shell Improves Its Web-Browser
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 6 June 2013 at 11:06 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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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