QupZillaThe release of the free web-browser QupZilla 1.4.0, built based on Qt and WebKit

After 6 months of development before release multiplatform web-browser QupZilla 1.4.0, built using Qt and the browser engine WebKit (QtWebKit).

The main goal of the project is to create QupZilla full browser that supports best features Firefox, Opera and Chrome, but while consuming significantly less resources – saving of memory, providing high performance and maintain responsiveness of the interface is given the highest priority. Source code QupZilla licensed under GPLv3. Binaries are available for most distributions of Linux, as well as Windows, OS / 2, and Haiku OS.

According to the developers, to the creation of the new browser pushed them that existing browsers based on QtWebKit (Arora, QtWeb, Rekonq) or no longer actively developed, or have a big problem with stability, or do not support important functions. In addition, all previously available based browsers QtWebKit not originally positioned as a multi-platform products, while Qupzilla developed with an eye on security in various desktop environments and operating systems.

Of the innovations that have been added in version QupZilla 1.4.0, include:

  • Significantly expanded opportunities password manager;
  • Improved means of extracting the correct password form (password storage is now supported for a much larger number of sites);
  • Added support for different user settings are stored for each site (the stored parameters of different users can quickly flip through a special icon in the address bar);
  • Configuration files are moved to the directory ~ / .config / qupzilla, instead of the previous directory ~ /. Qupzilla (for compatibility options will still be retrieved from the directory ~ /. Qupzilla, if any);
  • Added support for the platform Mac OS X. Ready binaries for Mac OS X will be developed later;
  • Added support assembly with Qt 5;
  • Support engine QtWebKit 2.3, which is a port from the QtWebKit 3.0 Qt 5.0, adapted for use in Qt 4.8. In QtWebKit 2.3 adds support for many new web-based technologies (WebGL, CSS shaders / filters, CSS regions / exclusions, window.requestAnimationFrame, etc.), the transition to a fresh code base WebKit, added support for remote web-inspection A proper interface for automatic spell checking, improved performance and reduced memory consumption;
  • Added support for displaying a list of files on FTP-servers and the ability to upload files via FTP;
  • AdBlock significantly higher performance when processing rules with regular expressions, reduced memory consumption (savings of up to 30 MB using EasyList);
  • Support for display of rows of tabs at the top of the window;
  • Added additional steps in the multi-menu;
  • Added option to set access rights to personal information via JavaScript;
  • Ability to hide the buttons read / stop in the navigation;
  • Ability to select a separate directory for storing prokeshirovannyh pages;
  • Redesigned method of displaying the navigation bar in full-screen mode.

The main features QupZilla:

  • In constructing the interface is native to every desktop environment set of icons, widgets and styles that enables design that is indistinguishable from regular programs for GNOME, KDE and Windows. The interface uses tabs active;
  • Integrated subsystem blocking ads (AdBlock). To block can be used as external blacklists (EasyList of Adblock Plus), and add your own ad-blocking rules. Support for fast block Flash-rollers and the presence of activation mode Flash-only content when clicked;
  • The Quick Launch toolbar (Speed-dial), deduced instead of empty pages and is proved to be a quick access to frequently used sites;
  • Quick search to instantly send the request to a specific search engines and websites;
  • Unified interface for working with bookmarks, browsing history and RSS-ribbons, decorated inside one window;
  • Supports the ability to change the design by connecting external visual themes. Flexibility to configure the interface;
  • Support for the functionality through plug-ins;
  • A single unified interface to access your bookmarks, browsing history, and subscription / reading RSS. All information is presented in a single window;
  • Manager secure connections (SSL Manager), allows you to control the local CA-certificates;
  • The privacy of navigation, in which data on the open pages do not end up in the cache and browsing history;
  • Bookmark management style Chrome (via a star in the address bar.) Implementing setting also recalls the approach taken in Chrome;
  • Support to import bookmarks from Firefox and Chrome;
  • Management interface Cookie;
  • Support writing additions to handle content web-pages using scripts GreaseMonkey;
  • Supply plug PIM (Personal Information Manager) with the implementation of PIM used to automate the filling of personal data in the web-forms (for example, filling in name, email, etc.).
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