QupZilla

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QupZilla
White-blue colored globe
QupZilla with Chinese user interface showing its official website
Developer(s) David Rosca
Initial release December 2010 (2010-12)
Stable release 1.8.5[1] (12 December 2014; 7 days ago (2014-12-12)) [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD,[2] Unix-like, OS/2, Haiku
Engine WebKit
Platform Qt
Available in Multilingual
Type Web browser
License GPLv3
Website www.qupzilla.com

QupZilla is a free and open-source web browser, intended for general users. It allows seamless integration with users' desktop environments and has several distinguishing features positively received by reviewers. QupZilla is licensed under GPLv3.

Features[edit]

QupZilla makes use of WebKit to support modern web standards.[3] Additional effort was put into seamless integration of the browser with the native look and feel of users' desktops.[4] Some additional features of the browser include the integration of history, web feeds and bookmarks in a single location, the ability to take a screenshot of the entire page, and Opera-like "Speed dial" home page.[5] It is reported to consume fewer system resources than the major general purpose browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.[6]

Screenshot of QupZilla v1.7.0git9b44f38 passing Acid3 test.

History[edit]

The project was started as a research project in 2010. The first preview release, written in Python (using PyQt library), was ready by December 2010.[7] In 2011 the source code was rewritten in C++ with a goal to create a general purpose portable web browser, with the initial target at seamless integration with Microsoft Windows' and Linux desktop environments' look and feel.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "QupZilla Changelog". GitHub. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Qupzilla at Freshports". Freshports. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Němec, Petr (28 December 2011). "Softwarová sklizeň (28. 12. 2011)" [Software picks (28 December 2011)]. Root.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Голубев, Сергей (10 February 2012). "QupZilla - браузер на основе Qt и WebKit" [QupZilla - browser based on Qt and WebKit]. PC Week/RE (in Russian). Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Richmond, Gary (6 January 2012). "QupZilla Browser: one web browser, three niche features". Free Software Magazine. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Sneddon, Joey (22 December 2011). "Qupzilla – the Best Browser You’ve Never Heard of?". OMG! Ubuntu!. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "README.md". GitHub. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Chirkov, Maxim, ed. (26 December 2011). "Qupzilla - новый многоплатформенный web-браузер на базе Qt и WebKit" [Qupzilla - new multiplatform web browser based on Qt and WebKit]. OpenNet (in Russian). Retrieved 25 February 2012. 

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