[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Sorteal sorteal at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 23:39:01 CEST 2010

  On 10/7/2010 4:41 PM, Marc Paré wrote:
> Le 2010-10-07 16:18, Renaud MICHEL a écrit :
>> On jeudi 07 octobre 2010 at 09:15, Dimitrios Glentadakis wrote :
>>> For me, Konqueror is the main application in my system. file manager 
>>> and
>>> browser. May be for others too
>> Yep, konqueror is my filemanager, web browser, (s)ftp client and quick
>> previewer (with kparts integration).
>> It is just great to be able to split a view and have a web page on 
>> one side
>> and an sftp connection on the other to quickly copy linked documents 
>> from
>> the first to the second :-)
>> (actually, splitting views is one of my favourite konqueror killer 
>> feature)
> That's how I do it too. Really cool! Also, the KDE4.5.X where you drag 
> the window into the left side and it re-draws it to a half-monitor 
> size and you can then open another window with it re-drawing on the 
> other half. Really efficient!
> However, Dolphin seems to me a little less clunkier than Konqueror. 
> Which is why I am trying out Dolphin as an ftp agent. I find it 
> (Dolphin) still a little temperamental and keep going back to 
> Konqueror though. I do my file managing with Dolphin though. Mdv2010.1 
> KDE4.5.0.
> Cheers
> Marc
Why are we even talking about removing Konqueror??  So many people use 
it as their default file manager and ftp client that removing it seems 
crazy.  While I do agree that Konqueror is not the greatest web browser 
around and Rekonq is a much better choice for a pure Qt/KDE browser, I 
do not think we should be excluding Konqueror at all.  Plus, Dolphin 
still requires certain parts of Konqueror to function correctly if I'm 
not mistaken.

While at first I found Dolphin rather weak in comparison to Konqueror, 
as far as file management went, it has improved over the last couple of 
years.  Now, I actually prefer Dolphin over Konqueror when it comes to 
file management but I still use Konqueror for ftp or when I need a all 
in one kind of tool.  If Konqueror could render web pages as well as 
Rekonq, Firefox, or Chromium I'd definitely use it as my default web 


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