Yes, it’s that time again. We are ready for first bugfixing release in 0.9.x series of our beloved web browser.
We basically have a couple of crash bugs fixed and some nice clean up there, so rekonq 0.9.1 is absolutely the best choice for all people that don’t like pull and compile master branch every week :)
If you cannot wait your distro upgrading and pushing a compiled package, just grab sources from our website and compile it yourself.
I had a really busy period at work and I really could not release it before, also because our work is absolutely pointed to the next release, improving sync situation, giving real support for it, implementing news for privacy and… some other things not so important :)
I will blog about the upcoming news in a couple of weeks or so. For example, yesterday, in a secret local branch, I reached current situation:
Yes, these are first bits for chrome extension support. Don’t look at icons: I just trying to support extension installed in my chromium copy and modified them to test UI capabilities. The easiest part is done, let’s say starting working on it (5% ot total) + supporting browsers and page actions on our UI (another 5% of total). This is not really a lot more other just tried to implement and I don’t know when/if we’ll support a “decent” percentual of their extensions. In fact, the news here is just that I (myself) started working on it :)
Last unimportant thing I have to say is that I recently tested again my preferred mail client to start reusing it: kmail.
While I noticed some improvements from last time, there are things that really I don’t understand and I seriously doubt I can really restart using it. Apart from design decisions (2 daemons + 2 different storing solutions for an approximate memory usage of 190 MB on my machine + 53 MB for the kmail app. This means around 240 MB to run kmail. I am on 85 MB with thunderbird), what shocked me is that CPU goes quite everytime 100% and that I need to wait around 30 seconds to see kmail UI!
Instead, a couple of days ago I had to have launch break in an electonic shopping center. So, I sitted down in front of a Mac-something PC, configured it for my needs and used it for quite an hour as it was mine :)
What an astonishing experience using this:
Can you see ALL thread shown there in the main view? And.. why apple osx basically doesn’t know the “scrollbar” concept and live anyway happy?
So, here you are news from adjam’s land, I’m leaving in one day for a fantastic holiday trip in the Indian Ocean. See you when I’ll be back! Enjoy!