On the contrary, if you don’t know, rekonq is a lightweight browser for KDE, based on webkit. This release starts a new era in rekonq development: as promised, I’m (trying to) copying code to kde svn (playground/network/rekonq). And from now on, there are (at least) three new developers helping me on and some others providing hints, support and translations.
The alpha tag is due to the string freeze (we are providing Italian, Russian, German and … (?) translations) and to our first serious bug fix period.
Development is moving to port rekonq to WebkitKDE (the bindings, NOT the kpart). In case you are interested, contact us on #rekonq channel on freenode or through our new mailing list.