rekonq 0.5.0 in updates-testing

Right, it has been a while since my last post. I don’t have anything else but the excuse that the real life™ caught up on me. 🙂

Anyway, a new version of rekonq has been released upstream and has now hit updates-testing for F-12 and F-13 (and let’s not forget rawhide). My last post was about version 0.3.0 and there sure have been a lot of improvements since then, you’ll find a short list below. I’m still impressed by this spiffy little browser. In my humble opinion it has everything that a browser needs. Well, perhaps not everything yet (I could use some webdevelopertools a la firebug / webdeveloper) but someone is / was working on a plug-in framework so that gives me some hope for the future. 🙂

Next version in line is going to be version 1.0, if I’m not mistaking. By then rekonq should be a mature browser with a nice set of features and most bugs would be squashed. At least 0.5.0 is an other step in the right direction.

rekonq 0.5.0


yum –enablerepo=updates-testing install rekonq


yum –enablerepo=updates-testing update rekonq

What’s new in 0.5.0:

* improved adblock, automagically updating filter lists (+abp scheme support)
* RSS support
* new urlbar (tech preview): it’s just nice and more will come..
* auto-scrolling
* downloads history tracked
* SSL Info support
* Bookmarks & history panels improvements
* bugfixing & users wishes

What’s new in 0.4.0:

* moved to kdewebkit (this means based on kde 4.4)
* kwallet support
* KIO full support (cookies, cache, proxy, network)
* file: & ftp: protocol easy handling
* improved rekonq pages (in the about: protocol)
* multithreaded url resolver (hopefully, no more UI freezes)
* adblock support, first part (load manually links, for now…)
* improved fullscreen mode
* embedded inspector (A-LA firebug)
* first kget integration
* optional “clickToFlash” feature
* tons of bugs fixed

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