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A Qt5 Opera-Inspired Browser To Ring In The New Year

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Published on 31 December 2013 08:13 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt
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Launching on 1 January 2014 to kick-off the new year is yet another open-source web-browser. What this latest open-source browser is about is having a new Qt5-based web-browser for power users that's inspired by the old Opera browser.

MichaƂ Dutkiewicz wrote into Phoronix this morning to share that on 2014.01.01 he's launching the Otter Browser. "While still young (conceived in June, really started in November) it is already usable for basic browsing and has some specific goals, it aims to fill gap created after departure of classic Opera while leveraging power of Qt5 and do not making it overcomplicated for regular users...There are other browsers that use QtWebKit but this one differs, for one it is not descendant of example browser, is done using Qt5 instead of Qt4 (that is pretty big difference) and does not use QML (since it is still not up to the task). More information can be found in FAQ section."

Otter Browser has seen some 400 Git commits in its GitHub repository that will form tomorrow's Alpha 1 release. The code is already available if you wish to build it yourself.

Otter is designed to support multiple web-browser back-ends, which may be possible with Qt 5.3+ using QtWebEngine over QtWebKit. The Polish open-source developer has been inspired by Opera -- when based on the Presto Engine -- and Maxthon in some of his design choices for Otter.

Those wishing to learn more about this new open-source browser project can find details at Otter-Browser.org and look for its alpha one release after celebrating the New Year.

About The Author
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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