KDE browser work team

Adam Treat manyoso at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 2 22:14:30 BST 2009

Re: writing to khtmlrc... The fact that the entire browser config dialog is tied to khtml is not something to gloss over. That is a big part of the browser. Moreover, modifying konq source to use an entirely different config dialog if kpart != khtml strikes me as very bad idea. I can only imagine the confusion and chaos that would generate.

Besides, if konq can't even share basic (set homepage, turn off javascript, clear cookies, etc.) config options between browser parts then what is the point of them sharing a shell?

Regardless, a lot of work is involved going down that path. I guess you'd have to start with cataloguing the subset of functionality between khtml and webkit to share same config.

David Faure wrote: 
> On Thursday 02 July 2009, Lubos Lunak wrote:
>>  Moreover, I don't know Konqueror very well, but could somebody point out how 
>> Konqueror is tied to KHTML? I thought Konqueror was mostly a shell that 
>> didn't care that much about what the part does. 
> Correct. The integration with KHTML is done in generic ways, which allows to
> write other browser kparts - like kwebkitpart.
>> Grepping the sources for KHTML doesn't show anything interesting. 
> Correct, konqueror doesn't even link to KHTML.
> Indeed the settings modules write to khtmlrc. It's not that hard to come up
> with a more standardized config file (simply writing to konquerorrc might
> even work, iirc KHTML reads from both khtmlrc and KGlobal::config()),
> or (if other parts have too different settings) to come up with a way to only
> show the config modules that relate to the user-chosen html-part.
> -- 
> 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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