Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE KDE today celebrates its semi-annual release event, releasing new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Development Platform and a large number of applications available in their 4.5.0 versions. In this release, the KDE team focused on stability and completeness of the desktop experience.
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RE: KHTML
by Tuxie on Wed 11th Aug 2010 08:31 UTC in reply to "KHTML"
Tuxie
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2009-04-22

IIRC it's a concious decision to keep KHTML instead of switching to Webkit. I'm not sure why, it's probably a control (or pride?) thing. They regularly import code from Webkit into KHTML though.

Update: Maybe I should read TF announcement before commenting... ;) It seems that they ARE integrating Webkit now.

Edited 2010-08-11 08:34 UTC

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RE[2]: KHTML
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Aug 2010 12:31 in reply to "RE: KHTML"
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2007-02-17

IIRC it's a concious decision to keep KHTML instead of switching to Webkit. I'm not sure why, it's probably a control (or pride?) thing. They regularly import code from Webkit into KHTML though.

Update: Maybe I should read TF announcement before commenting... ;) It seems that they ARE integrating Webkit now.


Yes. Apparently the default renderer for Konqueror is still KHTML, but Webkit may now be chosen instead.

The word is that Kubuntu are considering making rekonq the default browser for Maverick, and this decision may have prompted the Konqueror authors to now allow this choice.

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RE[3]: KHTML
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 15th Aug 2010 22:54 in reply to "RE[2]: KHTML"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

The word is that Kubuntu are considering making rekonq the default browser for Maverick, and this decision may have prompted the Konqueror authors to now allow this choice.

The WebKit KPart is developed by different people than Konqueror (maybe there is a slight overlap but not much).
If I'm not completely mistaken, Kubuntu ships the WebKit KPart for quite some time but not enabled by default because in the past it lacked support for password saving etc.
It's indeed very likely that Kubuntu 10.10 will ship with Rekonq if the Rekonq authors manage to get 1.0 finished on time (=release in September).
If for whatever unforeseen reasons Rekonq 1.0 is not released by then, Konqueror+WebKit is the backup plan.

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RE[2]: KHTML
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 11th Aug 2010 12:58 in reply to "RE: KHTML"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

KHTML is being kept, because it's part of kdelibs4 which KDE guaranties full binary compatibility for.

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