Re: konqueror with gecko
On Friday 24 June 2005 09:22 pm, hacker wrote:
> On 6/24/05, Björn Krombholz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 6/25/05, hacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I've been trying to figure out if Debian includes the "gecko bindings"
> > > referred to and whether it's possible to get a gecko like konqueror
> > > working. I'm using sarge (kde 3.3.2) but could upgrade if needed?
> > >
> > > Anyone know?
> > It had been packaged some time ago, but was removed because nobody
> > cared about. See
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2001/11/msg00470.html and
> > follow-ups.
> Thanks for the reference. Kmozilla was something available in 2001?
> .. must have been around kde-2.something still. My impression is that
> KDE programmers came out with an improved gecko part in 2004 (which
> could have made it into KDE-3.3.x). Anyway, I'd vote for another
> attempt at it.
> I'm sure most agree konquerer is not very useful as a web browser,
> especially if it's as simple as described in the thread referenced.
To be honest I do web development and I work primarily in konqueror. I also
rarely run into pages that don't work well in it. I find pages break about
equally often between gecko, khtml and opera just in slightly different ways.
However for development I don't like mozilla/firefox etc since they are so
I often run 4-8 instances of a brower with 6-10 tabs each and with
mozilla/firefox that chews up a lot more memory and runs a lot slower then
For code that is 100% spec konqueror is usually a faster rendering agent also
and there are some parts of http that mozilla still does not get right very
well which makes it a pain for debugging stuff. Opera is fast but