So I really don't think it gains Fedora anything to ship Konqueror, 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 course is
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 considers it
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 Konqueror as
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.