Port Falkon browser to SFOS [not relevant]

asked 2018-12-05 07:59:32 +0300

raketti gravatar image

Disclaimer: I'm no programmer, so I have no idea if this is even fasible to do. I can and will however help if this gets started the best I can (with my limited knowledge).

Since there's a lot of discussion around the browser(s), I started looking what's the current offering for Qt browsers and bumped in to Falkon. And I saw a dev-thread on TJC (question/195138/sailfish-devember/), I thought that since there's a lot of capable and skilled people hanging here, someone might take an educated look and see if the Falkon browser is something that SFOS could benefit from.

Just my (not-so-educated-points):

  • It's already a Qt browser - no need to port FF, Chromium, etc.
  • It's a KDE project - SFOS already uses calligra
  • What could possibly go wrong? :D

Project page: https://www.falkon.org/

GitHub: https://github.com/KDE/falkon

Feel free to close the topic and rage if this is totally a no-can-do idea that should not see the light of day.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by raketti
close date 2018-12-09 19:40:02.334690



QtWebEngine web browser.

Requires new Qt

coderus ( 2018-12-05 10:42:44 +0300 )edit

There was a mention about some fixes related to QtWebengine 5.11, do we even have QtWebengine available in SFOS? Some of the 3rd party browsers do use it, but it this again the same situation that the rest of the world is on "latest-and-greatest", while SFOS is at "barely-leaving-stone-age" versions?

raketti ( 2018-12-05 23:53:22 +0300 )edit

We don't have QtWebEngine yet, only the legacy QtWebkit. While SFOS3 is supposed to be based on Qt 5.9 in the future Jolla aren't spilling any beans on QtWebEngine support

Allstar12345 ( 2018-12-06 13:00:05 +0300 )edit

Ok, might as well close this then. I really hope that SFOS would get a decent browser at some point.

raketti ( 2018-12-09 19:39:30 +0300 )edit