A browser controlled by the user, not vice-versa
Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of Opera 12 and to revive its spirit. We are focused on providing the powerful features power users want while keeping the browser fast and lightweight. We also learned from history and decided to release the browser under the GNU GPL v3.
Planned features are listed in the TODO file. Details on already implemented features are available in the CHANGELOG file. If you have an idea that has not yet been proposed or rejected, feel free to open a new issue.
You can either compile Otter Browser from source or use pre-compiled binaries.
To build Otter Browser, you will need the following dependencies: Qt 5.6.0 (or newer), OpenSSL 1.0 (or newer, depending on your Qt version), GStreamer 1.0 (or newer) and codecs, and CMake 3.1.0 (or newer). At the root of the directory where the source code is stored, execute these commands:
mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make make install
Detailed instructions are available in the INSTALL.md file in the root of the repository.
Under Linux and *BSD
Linux users can use the official AppImage version available on SourceForge. It is a single executable file that doesn’t need any dependencies to be installed. The AppImage version should run under any system installed after 2012 provided it has OpenSSL 1.0.x (not 1.1.x) and GStreamer 1.x (with codecs). The browser is also available in the repositories of a wide range of Linux distributions and *BSD systems. Read more on the dedicated wiki page.
Windows users can download binary releases on SourceForge.
DMG packages are available on SourceForge.
How to contribute
Otter Browser is your browser. Because it is free software (GPL v3), you can contribute to make it better. New contributors are always welcome, whether you write code, create resources, report bugs, or suggest features.
The browser is written primarily in C++ and leverages powerful features offered by the Qt5 framework.
Have a look at the open issues to find a mission that resonates with you.
We use Transifex to translate Otter Browser.
To stay informed of Otter development, bug fixes and new features, you can join the official forum. We also have two IRC channels on Freenode: #otter-browser (international) and #otter-browser-pl (polski / Polish).
Read CONTRIBUTING.md and don’t hesitate!