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Arora & QtWebKit Trunk

Published on Monday April 28, 2008 by Benjamin Meyer in Qt WebKit | Comments

Arora

The demo browser in Qt 4.4 has obtained a lot of attention and interest. Now that 4.4 is almost out I have forked it and started a new project called Arora where development can continue, features can be added, and anyone who wants can contribute. The source code is in a Git repository and is currently hosted on github. Along with some improvements and features there are autotest and manual tests. Git (and GitHub) makes it pretty easy for new developers to a project to fork off a branch to develop features that can be later merged back into the project. Feel free to grab the source and add the feature that you miss the most or take one of the fun items off the TODO list. To any artists out there we need an icon to match the new name. Given that this is a fork of the demo future news on Arora will be on the project's home page or on the Arora blog.

QtWebKit & WebKit trunk

In an effort to stabilize QtWebKit before the 4.4 release QtWebKit was forked from WebKit about six months ago. This is why the acid3 test score in Qt4.4 didn't match the latest Safari. Now that 4.4 is almost out the door work has begun on integrating the changes into WebKit trunk for 4.5. Not everything is in yet, but already a lot works and it is very exciting. I'll let this screen shot speak for itself:

acid3.png

The remaining failing tests mostly relate to SVG Fonts. If you are interested in helping out feel free to join #webkit or #qtwebkit on freenode. Instructions on how to build Arora with QtWebKit trunk can be found in the Arora source wiki page.

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