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Month: May 2016

Plans on updating Konqueror?

From: Paul <pmezey99@...>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 18:16:31 -0500

I recently downloaded and installed TDE on Ubuntu, and so far I'm liking the 
environment alot. I like how all the applications are integrated with each 
other. However, I am having issues with the Konqueror web browser, where many 
websites are not rendering properly. I have looked up the issue and found 
that the KHTML engine that is used by Konqueror has not been updated for some 
time and is behind the rendering errors. I have installed both Firefox and 
Chromium but none of them integrate well as Konqueror does.

On websites that work with Konqueror, I like the fact when I click on a video 
link, a picture, a file archive, a sound file, or any other type of file, it 
automatically opens up in the corresponding application and the program, 
Kaffine for example, starts streaming the video file. I cannot get the same 
kind of integration with Firefox or Chromium. I have tried setting the 
default RSS subscription program to Akregator, but it doesn't seem to 
redirect the request to that program. I have tried having video files open up 
in Kaffine, but the browser downloads the whole video first instead of 
opening up Kaffine and streaming it. One other minor complaint I have is that 
the interfaces don't match well with TDE either, as there doesn't seem to be 
a lot of QT based browsers that have up-to-date browser engines.

I was wondering if there are any plans on updating the KTML engine or 
Konqueror in general to work with modern websites and to have that great 
intergratedness that makes me like Konqueror. I would have been happy to work 
on this project myself but as I don't know how to code at all, this isn't a 
pheasble route for me.

Thanks for any info you may give,