During the Akademy 2017 Konqueror BoF, the ex-maintainer of Konqueror, David Faure, proposed to integrate QupZilla into KDE in order to replace the aging Konqueror. (His reasoning is that QupZilla is already much more advanced in terms of webbrowsing features, and there is almost nobody working in Konqueror, so there is no point in duplicating efforts).
There will be no changes in project goals - all platforms currently supported will stay supported and there will be no hard dependencies on KDE libraries.
“qupzilla” is a fine browser. But here’s what it is missing, compared to “konqueror”:
- it does not share its cookies with “akregator”;
- it does not have a icon that can be clicked to select and subscribe to rss feeders at the site you are visiting.
I’ll continue to use “konqueror” for the present (or until it disappears), because those are valuable features.
For what it’s worth, I use Konqueror for the “File View” option. I like to visually see the space my files are taking up. I would like to see those features added to Dolphin.
Konqueror was my favorite web browser up until the KDE4 switch happened. I would like to see more of a merging of the projects… and continue to use the name, Konqueror, just because.