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rekonq: KDE's Webkit Browser Continues To Come Of Age

Sep 16, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"As many of you no doubt know, and a few might not, rekonq is KDE's Webkit-based browser. Under heavy development for a while now, we can see this super-fast browser coming of age in a hurry. For users of Linux Mint 9, the version in the repositories mirrors that of what was installed by default on Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid - 0.4.0. Recently rekonq released 0.6.0 status and we had to take the opportunity to take the browser for a test drive for a few days. But first, a quick rundown of the notable changes, as pulled from the project's page over at the KDE-Apps website:

rekonq 0.5.80
- QtWebKit 2.0 & KDE SC 4.5 based
- a lot of code reviewed
- adblock performance improvements
- Back to XMLGUI -> configurable toolbar(s)
- improved keyboard navigation
- improved bk toolbar
- smooth scrolling
- new zoombar (dolphin-like)"

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