Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 20:36 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE The KDE team has pushed out the first beta release of KDE 4.3. The highlights of this release are the integration of many new technologies, such as PolicyKit and Geolocation services, new window animation effects, a more usable run command popup, many new and improved addons in Plasma, Many bugfixes and improvements across all applications, and more integration of features coming with the KDE 4 platform.
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RE: Keeping KHTML hanging on
by michi on Thu 14th May 2009 12:36 UTC in reply to "Keeping KHTML hanging on"
michi
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2006-02-04

It is possible to use webkit with konqueror. Here are some instructions how to do it on Debian:

Create a directory for the sources, e.g. /usr/local/src/kde4 or ~/kde4. cd to that directory and do

svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/libs/webkitkde/

It will create a directory webkitkde with the sources. Do

cd webkitkde

and create a build directory:

mkdir build

Go to that directory and run cmake:

cd build
cmake ..

If you get error message, you have to install the appropriate headers (you can find them using apt-cache search package name. You need to install the packages that end with -dev). When cmake finishes without errors, run make:

make

Next you have to install the kpart:

make install

This might not work as normal user. If it does not work, do it as root. The webkit kpart will be installed to /usr/local. Next you have to restart KDE. Then open a page in konqueror. You can switch engines with

View -> View Mode -> {KHTML, WebKit}


This only works if a page is open. If you want to set the WebKit part as default, run:

keditfiletype text/html

and move "WebKit (webkitpart)" in the "Embedding" tab to the top. For me, youtube did not show any videos with the webkit kpart (it does with khtml).

The webkit kpart is not included in KDE because it is not finished. I think the only way getting it into KDE soon is to help developing it. Complaining in forums wont help.

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