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Old 06-03-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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Otter Browser (Opera 12 clone)


Some guys are developing a browser that - according to their plans - will get the look and feel of Opera 12 in the future, but with the WebKit engine.

That sounds like a good idea - I always liked Opera and as Firefox is slowly becoming a bloated mess it would be a good alternative.

Has anyone already tried building this thing on Slackware?

The source code is here: https://github.com/Emdek/otter
 
Old 06-03-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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+1. Like the idea!
 
Old 06-03-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/otter/
 
Old 06-04-2014, 02:09 AM   #4
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Interesting project, but they have a long way to go to catch up with Opera 12. The current version 0.9 called Beta ("Beta" used to mean feature complete) currently is not much more than a QtWebKit demo mockup.

My main worry is: In three to five years, when they have a usable browser with basic features (like plugin click to play, F12 menu, spatial keyboard navigation etc.) ready, I might already be comfortable with Chrome 101 and Opera will just be a dim memory from the past I once paid money for...
 
Old 06-05-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Opera is also switching to webkit, if they haven't already.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 02:24 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Opera is also switching to webkit, if they haven't already.
No, they are using Chromium now, that is Blink. Opera being a Chrome with a different icon was the sole reason for starting this project...

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Old 06-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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Opera is also switching to webkit, if they haven't already.

Discussed here, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175456599/
 
  


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