active bookmarks (was Re: [RFC] One ioslave to rule them all...)

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Mon Jun 27 22:34:55 BST 2005

On 27 June 2005 05:31, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> I already dislike the fact that the default URL in webbrowsing is about: -
> which is neither showing a history of the sites I went to nor my bookmarks.
> What does it show instead? The trash, the settings, storage media - is
> _that_ what makes a web browser? Not for me.

Quite some time ago, I was shown by a friend "Active Bookmarks", a php app 
that serves as a server-bound bookmarking utility. The niceties I liked most 
were usage scores, fast searching and merging (with someone else's 

I wrote in my todo to look into this for konq, but of course I stalled at the 
"write in the todo" stage, thanks to my incredible laziness when it comes to 

I think with the latest additions to keditbookmarks (related to statistics) 
and with the data collected by the history functionalities, we could develop 
a kickarse bookmark browsing mode for konqueror, that could be the default 
display for webbrowsing profile as well as for about:bookmarks (or 

I don't know when I will be able to first look into this, I don't know how 
would this be better built (something like an ioslave or simply a static html 
page built on demand) but I think we have the opportunity to show innovation 
in this area. 

Thanks for listening.

Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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