Qupzilla will replace Konqeror as web browser for the KDE Project


Last week we received the surprising news that the Qupzilla browser will become part of the KDE project. Thus, the browser will leave Github to enter the KDE development platform.

Qupzilla will occupy the default application within its KDE Project category. This means that Konqueror will no longer be the desktop browser and will be replaced by Qupzilla. However there is more.

As stated by the head of the development of Qupzilla y the KDE Wiki, the web browser may undergo a name change. It's not fixed yet, but it might even change the name and call itself Konqueror, curling the curl even more. There are other names and before making the change, such a list will be voted on and chosen by the KDE Community.

Qupzilla could be renamed Konqueror if the Community wants it

Qupzilla is a web browser that uses the QtWebEngine web engine, the same web engine used by web browsers such as Google Chrome or Chromium. However, unlike the latter, Qupzilla has been modified to be lightweight and has fewer extensions, in order to be lighter than Google Chrome.

Qupzilla is far from being like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but it is true that in recent months this browser has become increasingly popular, being in more distributions as the default browser.

I personally like Qupzilla, a fairly light and powerful browser, but it is true that It depends a lot on the KDE desktop and if you do not use this desktop, the virtues of Qupzilla are not so many. In any case, it seems that KDE users will benefit, since Konqueror more than a tool, it has become quite obsolete software, but this could change Do not you think?

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