KDE rekonq 0.8 released
The rekonq development team has released version 0.8 of rekonq, the KDE web browser. The browser is based on Qt's QtWebKit, and, according the project's home page, aims to be "light, fast & clean", avoiding competing with KDE's more feature-rich web browser, Konqueror. Rekonq is the default web browser in Kubuntu, and has been included with KDE's Extragear collection since May 2010.
Version 0.8 has third party rule support in its AdBlock system, custom URL toolbar context menus, improved drag and drop support, optional vi-style navigation, shortcut hotkeys, and the ability to restore a tab's browsing history. This release of rekonq also features a revamped SSL UI which, among other things, fixes an SSL spoofing vulnerability which had only affected development and beta versions of version 0.8.
More details of the release can be found in a blog post by developer Andrea Diamantini. KDE rekonq 0.8 is available to download for Linux from its SourceForge repository and is released under the GPLv3 licence.
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