Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:32 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time. Although it's a little more than nine months since Qt's last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the ideas behind the biggest new feature in Qt 4.7.0, Qt Quick, were born more than two years ago, not long after Qt 4.4 was released
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Comment by mtzmtulivu
by mtzmtulivu on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 06:20 UTC
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

rekonq uses qtwebkit(ships with qt) and it is very crash happy. Hope the crashes are coming from qtwebkit and they are fixed in this release. I like the browser but i switched back to firefox because it was crashing waaay too often.

qtwebkit also uses phonon to handle html5 media elements and hence should be able to handle all codecs phonon backend media player can handle. I use xine backend and xine can play h.264 so i have support for the codec but rekonq simply wouldnt play html5/h.264 videos. It played theora just fine. Hope the fix is in this release too. On my way to compile it and test.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 07:22 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

rekonq uses qtwebkit(ships with qt) and it is very crash happy. Hope the crashes are coming from qtwebkit and they are fixed in this release. I like the browser but i switched back to firefox because it was crashing waaay too often.


webkit is mature code. rekonq is development code. In the upcoming Kubuntu 10.10 (maverick meercat), rekonq has been made the default browser, even though it is only version 0.6.

Happily this version is far more stable than earlier versions, but be warned (as the version number should tell you), this is still development code, it is not yet stable.

Given that qtwebkit is mature code, and also given that rekonq isn't mature code, one would presume that any crashes you are experiencing are more likely to be due to reconq that to be due to qtwebkit.

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 08:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yeah, Ubuntu have that annoying habit of pushing forward alpha-quality software... PulseAudio, early releases of KDE4, rekonq...

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

webkit is mature code.

QtWebKit from Qt 4.6 is not mature. In 4.7 it's way better but there are still a few issues, especially related to text fields (no spell check, weird theming at least with Qxygen, and a few other relatively minor issues).

Still, QtWebKit became a fine rendering engine in Qt 4.7.

Edited 2010-09-22 12:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by leos on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

rekonq is development code. In the upcoming Kubuntu 10.10 (maverick meercat), rekonq has been made the default browser, even though it is only version 0.6.


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This. Why I no longer use Linux.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by emerson999 on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:51 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
emerson999 Member since:
2007-12-08

You want to see real horror with qtwebkit, try using the java bindings. To be fair, they ditched those to the community for support. But it's still amazing just how slow that is. While I look at it embedded in C++ based browsers, and it flies.

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Richard Dale on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 22:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Richard Dale Member since:
2005-07-22

You want to see real horror with qtwebkit, try using the java bindings. To be fair, they ditched those to the community for support. But it's still amazing just how slow that is. While I look at it embedded in C++ based browsers, and it flies.


I'm not sure why that should be. I wouldn't expect the language bindings to be involved much when a web page is being rendered.

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