KDE browser work team

Adam Treat manyoso at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 2 22:03:14 BST 2009

Yes, I said KHTMLPart API, not KHTML API. The latter was someone else's paraphrase :)

I don't anticipate working on konq/webkitpart anytime soon and think it would not be the fastest avenue to a solution. Others are, of course, welcome to prove me wrong, but konq browser view is very tied to khtml. It is not just the settings either. I'm traveling at the moment, but when I get back I'd be happy to sit down and write a short list of the places I found.


David Faure wrote: 
> On Wednesday 01 July 2009, Adam Treat wrote:
>> On Wednesday 01 July 2009 05:23:47 pm Stefan Majewsky wrote:
>> > By now, I only have two reliable expert opinions: (links at the end)
>> >
>> > [1] Adam Treat has worked on the Webkit KPart, and complains that Konqueror
>> > is much too much tied to the API of KHTML, and proposes to push KDE
>> > integration of Arora as this browser is modeled around Webkit. (My fear
>> > continues that we lose a unique selling point if our swiss knife Konqueror
>> > is not anymore the default web browser. It was the reason why many of us
>> > started to use KDE at the turn of the millenium. But that's a whole other
>> > story, and I might be misguided by my emotions in this regard.)
>> Uhm, to be clear, for those folks who desire a WebKit based KDE browser 
>> option, I think quickening KDE integration in Arora is the easiest, fastest 
>> and best path to take.  I am not pushing or advocating anything.  Just giving 
>> my opinion as to the best solution to a problem I have some experience with.
> And I am happy to work with you or other webkit kpart developers in the direction of
> making the interfaces used by konqueror (e.g. kparts and extensions) more generic.
> The goal was for them to be generic, if something is not generic enough then let's
> talk about it, rather than moving to yet-another-browser.
> More details needed for sure (I really assume you meant KParts extensions
> and not "the API of KHTML" above, since konqueror does not call the API of
> KHTML _anywhere_).
> -- 
> David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Qt Software @ Nokia to work on KDE,
> Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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