On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Ben Rosser <rosser.bjr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
So I really don't think it gains Fedora anything to ship
specifically, as the default browser in the KDE image. I concede that there
might be some gain to shipping a Qt browser of some sort, however.
What bothers me about this whole thing is the rationale being given is
dubious; i.e. Firefox is easier for new users. The elephant in the room of
that Firefox which is packaged by Fedora is a bit crippled because of
forbidden items. If you want full functionality, you're going to have to
install things anyway.
In fact, with Fedora, there are many, many things which are not packaged by
default and people use RPM Fusion quite a bit.
So using that as a justification to replace Konqueror is a bit
disingenuous; especially when you're talking about replacing a browser
which is integrated with
other KDE applications by something (Firefox) which isn't - and for that
matter doesn't even use Qt.
If you have a KDE spin, you should be packaging KDE apps (if available).
Yes, I know Konqueror is a bit long in the tooth, but the KDE project still
a "key application" and it's THE KDE browser.
This is coming from someone who doesn't even use Konqueror much anymore. I
prefer Chome personally - however, I recognize the logic behind having
If it is decided to set precedent by introducing non-KDE, non-Qt based
applications - we should consider renaming the spin. It's no longer KDE,
it's something else.