QupZilla Web Browser
QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebEngine browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser.
QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.
The very first version of QupZilla has been released in December 2010 and it was written in Python with PyQt4 bindings. After a few versions, QupZilla has been completely rewritten in C++ with the Qt Framework. The Windows version of QupZilla was compiled using MinGW, but due to a huge problem with Flash, it is now compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler 2008. First public release was 1.0.0-b4.
Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.
Before you start compiling, make sure that you have installed the Qt (>= 5.6) development libraries and you have read the BUILDING information.
- OpenSSL (libcrypto) is required
- xcb libraries when building without NO_X11
- OpenSSL (libeay32) is required
Then you can start compiling by running this commands:
$ qmake $ make
After a successful compilation the executable binary can be found in the bin/ directory.
On Fedora and possibly other Linux distributions you need to replace
On Linux/Unix: To install QupZilla, run this command: (it may be necessary to run it as root)
$ make install
On Mac OS X: To deploy QupZilla in dmg image, run this command:
$ ./mac/macdeploy.sh full-path-to-macdeployqt
You need to specify path to
macdeployqt only if it is not in PATH.
The current stable version of QupZilla is 2.0.0. You can download precompiled packages and the sources from the download section at homepage. However, if you want the latest revision, just take the latest code snapshot either by downloading a tarball or running:
$ git clone git://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla.git
FAQ and Changelog
If you are experiencing some sort of problem, please read the FAQ before you open an issue.