Fiber: Yet Another Web Browser For Qt/KDE
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 19 July 2015 at 08:39 AM EDT. 8 Comments
KDE --
Ken Vermette has been developing a new open-source web browser for KDE that he's calling Fiber.

Vermette wrote a blog post earlier this month about some of his UI experimenting that he's doing for this new browser. However, he was quick to note that the browser is still in very low-level development state and won't reach the UI focus for a while. At the moment the UI is written in Qt5's QML but it may end up being rendered in HTML in the future.

Ken was even experimenting with ways for Fiber to potentially remove the address bar from his browser, but those experiments haven't panned out and instead will be complemented by many browser extensions. The design of Fiber are many extensions: everything down to basic navigational elements and bookmark handling will be through extensions.


Currently the focus on Fiber development is within profiles, manifest files, and startup. The source code right now isn't public to Fiber but Ken is planning to do development builds in the future, but that will likely be some time away. Those wanting to learn more about Fiber can read this latest blog post.

It will be interesting to see how far one individual can take his web browser ideas considering there are already many KDE/Qt-focused web browser projects and countless more in general with much heavier backing.
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