QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebKit 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, you can manage RSS feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin AdBlock plugin, block Flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.
QupZilla's main aim is to be a very fast and very stable QtWebKit browser available to everyone. There are already a lot of QtWebKit browsers available, but they are either bound to the KDE environment (rekonq), are not actively developed or very unstable and miss important features. But there is missing a multiplatform, modern and actively developed browser. QupZilla is trying to fill this gap by providing a very stable browsing experience.
The very first version of QupZilla has been released in Decemeber 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.
Before you start compiling, make sure that you have installed the Qt (>=4.7) development libraries and you have read the BUILDING information.
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.
To install QupZilla, you will have to run this command: (it may be neccessary to run it as root)
$ make install
The current released version of QupZilla is 1.1.0. You can download precompiled packages and the sources from the download section. 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/nowrep/QupZilla.git
If you are using Ubuntu, you can download QupZilla from PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nowrep/qupzilla $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install qupzilla for development version: $ sudo apt-get install qupzilla-next
FAQ and Changelog
If you are experiencing some sort of problem, please read the FAQ before you open an issue.