On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Sudhir Khanger <ml(a)sudhirkhanger.com>
I am really enjoying it so far. I would consider it to be a serious
to Chrome if and when I want to move from Google's turf.
Qupzilla is certainly a very good option for Plasma spin.
Just a followup to my other postings... since things can get lost in an
There is an issue with the current chromium... it doesn't work with Google
reported here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1361404
Problem does NOT occur in qupzilla - check previous postings or the bug
report for more info.
All other things appear to be ok - but I haven't deep dived since for me
that issue alone
is a showstopper. It does appear in the current vivaldi stable, but has
been fixed in their
latest snapshot code. I've requested more information, and hopefully it
will be added.
Chromium is at ~.82 - whereas Chrome has been updated to ~.116; if
something is going
to be the default, it needs to be kept current in a reasonable time frame -
in the same manner
we do with Firefox, or qupzilla. Browsers simply cannot lag behind.
Whomever is the packager of
qupzilla, they definitely seem to stay on top of it. ;-)
qupzilla worked with Google Music immediately upon install - apparently it
picked up pepperflash
from my chrome install - extremely nice touch. With chromium, you have to
qupzilla doesn't support all the extensions and plugins that chromium does
- but as Kevin mentioned
it has many features built right in... and it is intended to be a
lightweight browser. What really is
the point of installing chromium, then going after all the non-free addons
- when you could just
No, qupzilla isn't perfect... I've been slowly going through all the
functions, checking out the built
in extensions... found a weird bug in the login manager concerning
passwords (which had already been
found and reported) - but overall, it's fast, looks great and does a decent
job of showing what a QtWebEngine
based browser can do.
I don't see myself as being a regular user of Chromium... yes it's great
that it has finally made it into the
repository, and I'm certainly trying to help identify issues during the
introductory period - but I'm not going to go
through hoops to install all kinds of addons when I can simply "dnf upgrade
When you pick a default, you send a message. I would think we would want
to be encouraging KDE
based technologies as much as possible. Chrome/Chromium doesn't need any
additional marketing. Having
qupzilla as the default isn't going to stop people from using Chrome -
definitely not in my case. I'm too tied
into it... but I do find myself testing out qupzilla and being impressed
with it's features and functionality.
All the above considered, I simply don't understand how the KDE sig could
vote for anything other than qupzilla.