rekonq: KDE's Webkit Browser Continues To Come Of Age
Sep 16, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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:
- 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)"