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KDE Project Ports Mozilla, Adds Support in Applications

Saturday September 11th, 2004

Ars Technica, along with dot.kde, is reporting that a number of KDE hackers have ported Mozilla for use in KDE applications. The Gecko engine is currently being brought into KDE as a 'KPart,' which will enable Gecko to be embedded in KDE applications. The port came about at a week-long KDE conference called 'aKademy,' and was done by a number of core KDE maintainers, including some of KDE's current HTML engine (KHTML) hackers. The team is currently working on integrating support for Gecko into the KDE Desktop's default browser, Konqueror. They currently plan to check this support into Mozilla CVS, and be a fully supported port of Mozilla.


#1 Bingo!

by Waldo_2

Sunday September 12th, 2004 1:40 AM

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That's good. With all the GNOME integration, Firefox on KDE was beginning to seem like an unwanted stepchild.

#2 QT?

by praseodymium

Sunday September 12th, 2004 2:35 AM

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Will this mean we'll see firefox for QT some time?

#8 Re: QT?

by kwr2k

Sunday September 12th, 2004 10:52 PM

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#3 Cool

by KmD

Sunday September 12th, 2004 5:37 AM

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Exciting news. happy to read this.

#4 Reply

by Dizzle

Sunday September 12th, 2004 9:43 AM

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doesnt sound like firefox. it sounds like Konqueror with a new Gecko engine.

#5 there'll be both

by koriordan

Sunday September 12th, 2004 12:05 PM

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You'll have Konqueror with Gecko embedded but because of the changes needed to Gecko you'll also have Firefox with QT widgets instead of GTK+ widgets.

#6 Native FireFox...

by robdogg

Sunday September 12th, 2004 3:48 PM

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...is where it's at. I don't care whether Konqi has another renderer (the existing one does are pretty good job as it is). What's valuable about firefox is it's simplicity, extensibility. Whenever I am in Linux, I always use KDE with FireFox. Having it spit out native widgets will probably make the output more attractive and faster.

#7 wow

by zachariah

Sunday September 12th, 2004 7:31 PM

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just wow

#9 KpyTO!

by Nixen

Monday September 13th, 2004 1:44 AM

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I dislike GNOME (and HL with CS :)), cuz the more they shout, the less they do. Future behind KDE! It is right step to base mozilla on qt!

#10 KpyTO!

by Nixen

Monday September 13th, 2004 2:02 AM

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I dislike GNOME (and HL with CS :)), cuz the more they shout, the less they do. Future behind KDE! It is right step to base mozilla on qt!

#11 DoubleClick

by martrootamm

Tuesday September 14th, 2004 5:05 AM

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And I dislike doubleclicks on submit buttons.

#12 kdezilla

by arielb

Wednesday September 22nd, 2004 10:54 AM

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you know...it's about time :)