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[WebPirate] Upgrade WebKit engine & Browser

asked 2017-08-15 16:36:01 +0200

sugashrajavelu gravatar image

updated 2017-08-17 13:55:17 +0200

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EDIT: Web pirate is the best as of my experience . But its no more maintained by the developer .

Changes request for web pirate:

  1. top pulley menu can be replaced by additional 2 buttons New tab &refresh (every time we must go to top of the page to open a newtab or refresh - delay )

  2. Bottom pulley menu or Like in Editor app to add favourites , night mode,settings . music & video downloads .

4.Bottom action bar can be ordered like this ( refresh btn ,title,new tab, recent tabs with bottom pulley or Like one in Editor app )

Can Anyone maintain Web prirate App bu your own ?

Q&A Details :

Webkit engine could be updated for smooth experience and to match up with modern browser's . Browser should also have many features with inbuilt download option and easy switchable layouts , recent apps made easier , FASTER PAGE LOADS .

Default apps should be better Always . There's a line " You Want More users then provide the Best of what your capable " - i mean the default apps .

This is all my opinion . I have tried all browser's in jolla & open repos . They are individually developed ones . i appreciate them but it actually misses more .

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Care to list any ones in particular? That might stir interest :)

tortoisedoc ( 2017-08-15 16:37:35 +0200 )edit

Pls See edit section

sugashrajavelu ( 2017-08-17 06:47:03 +0200 )edit


Can Anyone maintain Web prirate App bu your own ?



olf ( 2017-08-18 00:42:08 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-08-17 18:49:51 +0200

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Regarding WebKit Engine
The basic problem is that Firefox is rather fat and not native to Qt. So the WebKit based browsers make a more streamlined impression. Sadly Jolla is slowly following upstream major release of Qt and therefore WebKit. But this is anyway a dead end, Digia (the company behind Qt) has deprecated qt-webkit and replaced it by Blink (the fork of WebKit by Chrome). A awful decission, Google cares about Chrome becaused it can bound the users to it's services and not because the want together at a CROSS-Plattform-Browserengine. Apple is also problematic, but nowadays they tend to work fine with WebKit2Gtk and but no more with Qt :(

But there is hope - Qt5 WebKit is again maintained! So either the app-developer or better Jolla provided a current package for Qt5 WebKit and the situation can become better.

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Thank you very much for explaining !

sugashrajavelu ( 2017-08-17 20:54:26 +0200 )edit
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