Daily Archives: 15 October, 2011

rekonq 0.8 stable!


Here we are, finally! After a long, hard and busy bugfixing period, we finally fixed all the stopper bugs for the first 0.8 stable release. If you live under the rocks and you really don’t know yet what rekonq is, just click here and here or here and… to take a look about by yourself!
We can proudly say that rekonq 0.8 when used against the new shining QtWebKit 2.2.0 is an HUGE improvement compared to the previous release.
As said in the first blog of the 0.8 release series, it comes with these new features:

  • AdBlock: Third Party rules support
  • custom urlbar context menu (paste & go action, …)
  • set editable
  • restore tab’s history
  • UI changes (in rekonq menu)
  • quit closes app (and added option to close window by closing last tab)
  • use KParts to view page source
  • “click” mechanism to manage favorites
  • “Do Not Track” feature
  • history, time first visit added
  • Tab messages using KMessageWidget
  • improved drag’n’drop
  • vi style navigation (optional)
  • ctrl + number favorites shortcuts
  • SSL UIs rewamped

About this last feature, I’d like to give some clarifications about the security advisory reported here.
While rekonq was affected (as every KDE app using KSSL) from CVE-2011-3365 (KSSL), fixed now in the KDE SC 4.7.x branch, CVE-2011-3366 (rekonq) is about code coming from our new SSL UI, that has been (obviously) fixed BEFORE 0.8 release (and so it has never been really released: neither 0.7 nor 0.8 are affected).

Last note: never as in this release, people reporting bugs, giving us feedback and comments has been important. So, an huge THANKS to all you, people. This is YOUR release!

So, what are you waiting here yet? Download, compile, package, share, install, use, browse, have fun!! And if you like this release, you’ll be astonished from the incredible new features we are preparing for the next rekonq!
Stay tuned.