WebPositive

WebPositive

Web site: www.haiku-os.org/docs/userguide/en/applications/webpositive.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Haiku
License: BSD, GPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: February 2010

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WebPositive (or Web+) – the Haiku native web browser. One part of its name is a tip of the hat to BeOS’ simple NetPositive, the other points to its modern foundation: the WebKit. This open source HTML rendering library is at the heart of other mainstream browsers as well, like Safari of Mac OS X and Google’s Chrome. By using the ever evolving WebKit, Web+ will be able to keep up with new web technologies.

Webpositive supports most HTML5 features, including ‘audio’ and ‘video’ support, while geolocation support is still being worked on. WebPositive does not currently support any form of plugins, although developer Stephan Aßmus has suggested that he may look into plugin support in the future.

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Arora

Arora

Web site: github.com/arora/arora
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2009

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Arora – a lightweight, open source and cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit.

Originally based on the Qt demo browser to show the possibilities of Qt Webkit. Arora is a very basic browser that supports history and bookmarks.

The main features are:
– tabbed browsing
– bookmarks
– browsing history
– smart location bar
– OpenSearch
– session management
– privacy mode
– a download manager
– WebInspector
– AdBlock.

The project developer is Benjamin C. Meyer.
The latest version of Arora 0.11.0 was released in 2010.

Psi

Psi

Web site: psi-im.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Haiku, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: July 7, 2001

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Psi – a free instant messaging application designed for the XMPP network. Fast and lightweight, Psi is fully open-source and compatible with Windows, Linux, and macOS.

With Psi’s full Unicode support and localizations, easy file transfers, customizable iconsets, and many other great features, you’ll learn why users around the world are making the switch to free, open instant messaging.

Google Talk, LiveJournal, and Portugal Telecom are just a few of the groups that are actively using the XMPP network around the world — and many other companies and educational institutions are still joining in. Psi allows you to seamlessly chat with anyone connected to this global IM network through services like these.

The project founder is Justin Karneges.

NetSurf

NetSurf

Web site: www.netsurf-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: AmigaOS, Atari TOS, BeOS, BSD, Haiku, Linux, OS X, RISC OS, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ANSI C
First release: May 19, 2007

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NetSurf – a small, fast, free, open source, multi-platform web browser for RISC OS, UNIX-like platforms (including Linux), Mac OS X, and more. It is written in C and released under the GNU Public Licence version 2. NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch. It is small and capable of handling many of the web standards in use today.

NetSurf’s multi-platform core is written in ANSI C, and implements most of the HTML 4 and CSS 2.1 specifications using its own bespoke layout engine. As of version 2.0, NetSurf uses Hubbub, an HTML parser that follows the HTML5 specification. As well as rendering GIF, JPEG, PNG and BMP images, the browser also supports formats native to RISC OS, including Sprite, Draw and ArtWorks files.

The NetSurf project was started in April 2002 in response to a discussion of the deficiencies of the RISC OS browsers that were available at the time. NetSurf has been developed continuously ever since. The latest features and bug fixes have always been available immediately to users through the project’s autobuilder. NetSurf had become the most widely used browser on RISC OS well before NetSurf’s first release, version 1.0, on 17th May 2007. Development builds have continued to be more widely used than release versions by RISC OS users.

A GTK port was started in June 2004, which runs on Unix-like platforms. Initially this port was created in order to aid the development and testing of the RISC OS version. Over time, the GTK port has become a fully fledged part of the project and cemented NetSurf’s commitment to portability.

The RISC OS front end is suitable for RISC OS 4 and greater. The AmigaOS front end is suitable for AmigaOS 4. The BeOS front end works on BeOS, Zeta and Haiku. The Mac OS X port requires at least version 10.5. NetSurf’s GTK front end works on Unix-like systems, including Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris and others. There are no native Windows or MacOS X ports of NetSurf at the moment, however the GTK front end can be built for those platforms.

NetSurf’s framebuffer front end has no particular operating system or GUI toolkit requirements. Its mouse pointer, all its widgets etc, are drawn though NetSurf’s internal plotters, the same rendering interface used to draw web pages. This makes the framebuffer front end highly portable.

Falkon

Falkon

Web site: www.falkon.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: FreeBSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: March 30, 2018

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Falkon – a KDE web browser using QtWebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla. 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, Falkon has grown into a feature-rich browser.

Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs.

Falkon uses the Qt cross-platform application framework and offers a built-in AdBlock. By default this adblocker whitelists the web page of Falkon’s main search engine, DuckDuckGo.

Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.

QupZilla

QupZilla

Web site: www.qupzilla.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: FreeBSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPLv3
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: December, 2010
Status: Not Active

QupZilla – a very fast QtWebEngine web 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.

In March 30, 2018 the developer informed that there is no more QupZilla releases, and the project has been switched to Falkon.