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rekonq 2.4.2

New rekonq release (2.4.2) ready just 1 day after another (2.4.1). Ehi, don’t get used to this 🙂
The motivation for this fast update is an idea came out from a bugzilla discussion for an old request: the clear urlbar button.

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rekonq 2.3.2: fixing the fixes…

Voilà, rekonq 2.3.2 has been released to publish last fixes for the 2.3.1 fixes 🙂
Well… it shouldn’t, but it happens sometimes, you (may) know. You find a fix for a bug, you happily test it (I did it for 2 days in my local installation), when you are satisfied, you go and merge… the wrong branch! (The one with the fix + one stupid change you did to try something…). Moreover, in my local installation there was the right patch and I removed the testing branches after merge…

So, long story short. 2.3.2 is 2.3.1 working well. To know about changes from 2.3.0, please refer to 2.3.1 release blog.
And enjoy.

rekonq, working on extension support

Because a video sometimes is better than words…

This tiny video shows the actual state of extension support:
– we can manage chrome extensions (I just copied examples from here): we can recognize unpacked extensions, install, enable/disable. (oops.. uninstall/delete missing. Adding next days..)
– we can interpret (a bit) the version 2 manifest.json inside
– we can manage browse actions
– we can manage page actions
– we can open popups

So, the first easy step is done. Now what to really say we are supporting chrome extensions? Here is my todo list:
– support chrome object and (a subset of) its API (very long task)
– support the callback mechanism (really hard, this is the trick missing to say we’ll reach one day our goal)
– implement a way to retrieve extensions (support chrome extensions site? seems problematic. Add a ghns layer? Should do the trick. Probably…)
– ehm… port/implement extensions 😉

Stay tuned.

rekonq 2.3.0

Here we are, finally ready for the 2.3.0 release. After the 2.2 one we targeted some things to fix and features to implement. We now are in the “almost done” level, meaning that quite all things have been done and that the code push is (hopefully) release level.
So, what’s new in rekonq 2.3.0? Here is the “shopping list”:

– bookmarks && history panels, given all the requests about this feature return, it has been implemented in rekonq 2.x fashion:

– some work on web view contextual menus

– activities support (at least being activities aware on opening windows)
– activity daemon support (notifying there url && window title)

– private browsing: stop saving sessions && sharing sessions cookies by tabs of the same window

– open url as webapp option. This “easy” feature has to be inserted in a wider view. So, please wait for my next post about it to.

– session saving (load/save/rename sessions). As you guessed, you can now decide to save a session for future use, rename it and load when you prefer. Moreover, you can decide to start rekonq showing the session dialog, loading one of the saved sessions.


– some work on respecting one more of the thousand millions kde “wide” settings.

– urlbar look change (not finished). SSL icon on the left as major browsers. coloring url text (yet) missing. We have problems when the urlbar is full and text start to “scroll” on the left. And I’d really like to have an “easier” widget here, allowing rich (colored) text, instead of pixel perfect subpainting.


– Favorites (fast) management, the “opera” way (bye bye “love” icon). Just click on the star icon to set bookmarks and/or favorites.


– appmenu-qt support. Just a missing dbus registration from the rekonq window. Easy to do (2 loc), hard to understand.


– fixes fixes fixes.

Wanna more? Enjoy rekonq.

rekonq: https indicators

Sorry for the noise, I just cannot decide. What do you prefer?

option 1

Option 1

option 2

option 2

rekonq && webapps

Just to show a short video with a local page (to eventually add to rekonq website) collecting some external links of the most famous webapps (working in rekonq).

This basically show a new feature: the ability to open links as webapps (and to install them). What do you think?

Rekonq 2.2

It’s that time again, release time! In this period it seems very easy to round some edges and push up things.
And this because of the great contribution people is giving us via patches, comments (also on this blog), bug reports… I cannot remember a release where I coded myself so little and checked patches and suggestions so much 🙂
The result is this rekonq 2.2 release!

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