Discussion about Web browser components for 17.10 Qt version

Registered by Julien Lavergne on 2014-05-11

Discussion about Web browser components for 17.10 Qt version
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Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Lubuntu Developers
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Registry Administrators
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Registry Administrators
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for artful-aardvark
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon artful-alpha2
Started by
Julien Lavergne on 2016-05-13
Completed by
Simon Quigley on 2017-07-05

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=== Candidate ===
qupzilla

=== Proposals with +++ and --- ===

ideas : https://github.com/Razor-qt/razor-qt/wiki/3rd-party-applications#web-browsers

Firefox
-- : Not Qt based (some effort for a qt port exist, but doesn't seem to be finished. Ex : https://github.com/tmeshkova/gecko-dev/commits/qtbackendrefactor)

Chromium:
-- : Not Qt based

Qupzilla:
+++ :Qt based, no KDE dependencies
--: not as widely used as Firefox or Chromium so odd page may not render correctly.
--: Doesn't support HTML5

Otter Browser:
+++ :Qt Browser, Opera based, support.
--- :In Beta, crashes from time to time, doesn't have all the bells and whistles yet.

Qutebrowser:
+++ :Qt browser
---: a bit like Vim, not a lot of people might use Vim
---: not in the Debian archives yet, although soon

=== Discussion ===
[gilir] This is a comment
[ianorlin] I would like to add qupzilla to the discussion as is Qt based without KDE dependencies.
[israeldahl] +1 qupzilla. It works very well, and is VERY lightweight, but has occasional problems.
[DoctorJellyface] My vote goes to Otter Browser. It's Qt, lightweight, and it's based on Opera 12, so it's awesome. Also the support is very quick, but it's still in Beta.
[silverlion] I'd +1 qupzilla. Using it already in 14.04 and 14.10 with only little crashes and an out of the box Support of flash-player-plugin.
[Arcesson] +1 qupzilla. Qt5 based, quite stable and fast. I'm using Qupzilla since a year or so and ist just has little problems with some pages, but this is propably caused by not having an installed flashplayer.
[tsimonq2] I like Qutebrowser.
[gilir] Adding qupzilla for now, looks like the best intermediate option for now
[tsimonq2] If we ask for community feedback on this, it will ultimately turn out bad, because it's a web browser. I say we just ship Qupzilla to save the trouble, but I'll mark this blueprint just like the other ones.

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