Firefox Qt 4 port
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I hope we can get rid of Gtk in Firefox at some point. I'll give the port a shot and see how it fares.
I doubt it, seeing as the last update to their repository was in august and nobody said nothing 'bout it since.
I hope also a stable QtFirefox, maybe in FF 3.1...
That's great news. I want to get rid of gtk from my entire system. As far as I know it's second attempt to port Firefox to QT. I hope this time it will succeed.
Originally Posted by RealNC
I think the patches got merged upstream. cairo-qt is in official mozilla repo now.
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
So anyone knows what's the status of it now ?
Actually, there is no Gtk in Firefox. The user interface is made up on XUL and was just optimized to blend in with Gtk-widgets. I'd say this can be done with Qt too, but as Firefox has had the possibility to be themed since the first Phoenix-builds in ~2003 I don't consider the UI a show-stopper for everyone using Qt/KDE.
Then tell me why gtk2 themes can be used with Firefox.
I'm sorry but this is wrong. Firefox doesn't look like GTK+, it uses GTK+. Remember that one of the release highlights with 3.0 was the usage of native GTK+ widgets on webpages too (like input boxes and buttons), instead of only on the menu, configuration pages, toolbars, etc.
Originally Posted by Huenengrab
That said, yeah I would just love a Qt port, especially since google chrome decided to go GTK+ too, and opera is still stuck with qt3, so not much remains of qt 4 browsers (konqueror, arora and rekonq are all that comes to mind, and those unfortunately are still not up to par).
Last edited by [Knuckles]; 06-09-2009 at 04:26 PM.
if firefox can use qt4 UI widgets then that's great...would definitely fit in with KDE
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