[kde-linux] State of Konqueror ?

Richard cms0009 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 20:33:32 UTC 2008

On Thursday 17 January 2008 3:18:34 pm Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 17 January 2008 19:46:46 Richard wrote:
> > Well, after reviewing Dolphin the new file manager for KDE 4, and Firefox
> > 3 Beta3.  I could not help but think?, there must something serious wrong
> > with Konqueror...
> There have been many complaints that konqueror is too big, too complicated,
> too configurable, so it was decided that a lighter weight file manager was
> in order.  For those of us that like its configurability, we get to keep
> konqueror.

hmm, Konqueror could of have a user mode switch,
as in easy menu's and advance menu's, where in easy mode,
it would be (aka: dolphin) ? just a thought.

> Konqueror does, however, have its roots in old code, and it has proved very
> difficult to keep up to date in terms of web browsing because of that.  The
> funny thing is that while there are some sites that Konqueror just can't
> handle, today I met one with a form which Firefox displayed wrongly -
> missing a field completely, and therefore could not be returned.  Konqueror
> displayed it and sent it off without a problem.  I find it very necessary
> to have both FF and Konq to hand.

I figured as much, there was something old hanging around konqueror,
and the KDE team, has to make some choices, on what to do next.
as you mention about firefox, well take a look at firefox 3 beta 3
it will kick konqueror out of being a browser, it did do the best
in acidtest 3 scored over 60 (Opera was under 30) and Konqueror
Cash 'n Burned..<sad>

The new flash plug-in from Adobe does not work in Konqueror,
we are stuck with 9.0.x48 version, which veoh.com will not display correct
with the older plug-in. So, the facts are right there... Konqueror needs
a Major Overhaul.. to keep up with times.

> Once kde4 settles down it will be time to decide where web browsing goes in
> kde - though the decisions are probably made already.

That what I wondering, which is it, fix or die for Konqueror ???


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