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KHTML revisited
Posted by: Drahken
Date: July 09, 2007 11:41AM

Now that there are 2 KHTML based browsers on windows (safari & swift), can anyone here try making a version of KM using the KHTML engine? KHTML is extremely fast & accurate. Safari is the only windows browser other than opera that currently passes the acid2 test. The interface & functions on both safarai (and especially) swift are somewhat lacking, but if we could combine KM's frontend with KHTML's backend, I think we could wind up with the best windows browser out there.

"People who live in glass houses ....should close the friggin curtains!"

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Re: KHTML revisited
Posted by: Dorian
Date: July 09, 2007 12:18PM

Firefox 3 passes the acid test. Safari doesn't, it breaks when you reduce the window size.

Even though I've worked toward making kmeleon less dependent of the mozilla architecture, it's still far to be adaptable to another engine.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2007 12:18PM by Dorian.

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Re: KHTML revisited
Posted by: guenter
Date: July 09, 2007 12:50PM

KHTML based windows browsers still have problems with e.g. bookmarks (Safari) offline browsing (Swift). And other problems especially on PCs that are not English. There is still plenty of time before anyone could try smiling smiley
K-Meleon project needs an engine that runs with many languages.

If we used another engine (like Kazehakase seems to be able to use two engines) - it should be the second egine that we use ( maybe like the plugins that embed Trident engine for Firefox or like they make Gecko engine available in IE shell browsers ).

It sound like they make webkit available as/like a ActiveX component that can be use to run other things & maybe it can run as a plugin.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2007 12:52PM by guenter.

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