Our friend Simon Hausmann wrote in with some exciting news about KDE's excellent browser Konqueror: it's been ported to Qt/Embedded. He says: "I just uploaded a first version of a port of the
Konqueror webbrowser to Qt/Embedded, Konqueror/Embedded. The project aims to build a feature complete version of the webbrowsing
component of Konqueror for Qt/Embedded, including support for SSL, Cookies,
I just uploaded a first version of Konqueror/Embedded, a port of the
Konqueror webbrowser to Qt/Embedded, to
http://devel-home.kde.org/~hausmann/konqueror-embedded-0.1.tar.gz. The project
aims to build a feature-complete version of the webbrowsing
component of Konqueror for Qt/Embedded, including support for SSL, cookies,
the "big brother" can do, with the main difference that it consists of only
one static, small binary (plus some small data files). The status of development is that it is almost feature complete (http
authentication caching is missing). There are a few bugs left and some
cosmetic changes in the GUI.
Here are some screenshots:
Depending on the compiler/binutils used the size of a stripped binary is somewhere between
2.1 and 2.8 megabytes.
Please note that this is not a fork of the original Konqueror. The portis realized by copying the unmodified original sources (this is in fact
the very first step in the build process) and compiling them in a new
environment, an environment without X11 and without kdelibs. This means that
Konqueror/Embedded always automatically gains from the latest bugfixes
and improvements of the KHTML rendering engine, the HTTP KIO slave and
other sources by using/compiling the original sources directly!
The software compiles and runs on Qt/Embedded as well as on Qt/X11. The
support for Qt/Embedded has only been tested in the virtual framebuffer on a
PC, because I don't have the hardware for "real life" testing. So if anyone has a Qt/Embedded capable device and is looking for a
webbrowser please drop me a mail :-). I would love to know if this
software really works :-).
(I'd be happy to help out with any compilation/run-time problems, as far
as that's possible remotely)
In general I'd be happy about any feedback, especially with regard to the GUI
(for small resolutions like 320x240).