The New KDE "Fiber" Web Browser Deciding Between Qt WebEngine & Chromium

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 5 August 2015 at 04:30 PM EDT. 22 Comments
KDE --
A few weeks back we wrote about Fiber, yet another web-browser for Qt/KDE, while today there's a bit more information.

KDE developer Ken Vermette who has been working on the Fiber project provided a brief update today. He's been refactoring the existing code to fit Qt/KDE guidelines while now he's trying to decide on the browser layout/rendering engine.

Ken originally planned to use the Qt WebEngine module for the browser, but now he's having second thoughts and considering using the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF). While CEF lives outside of Qt, it has a stable API, and has the backing of Blizzard, Valve, Adobe, Amazon, and many other companies.

If you're a developer and have previously had to think about Chromium CEF vs. Qt WebEngine, Ken posted in this blog post his viewed pros/cons for each. He's currently soliciting a poll to help decide whether to use CEF or WebEngine for his Fiber project.
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