Friday, April 8, 2016

Windows builds of version 2.0 are now fixed

With switch to QtWebEngine, there were unfortunately issues with packaging all required files for Windows. As a result, on some Windows system new version of QupZilla didn't work at all.

It should be all fixed now, please re-download the installer (or portable) from homepage again. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Note for Windows XP: You may see warning popup messages on startup, it can be fixed by removing D3Dcompiler_47.dll in directory where you installed QupZilla.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

QupZilla 2.0.0 released with QtWebEngine!


QupZilla 2.0.0 is now available. This is a new major version of QupZilla and also brings great changes. The biggest change is the switch of rendering engine, from old and unmaintained QtWebKit to shiny new QtWebEngine!

QtWebEngine is using Chromium to render web pages which brings much better compatibility with web pages and also great stability (thanks to multi-process architecture).

There are big changes (both architecture and API-wise) between QtWebKit and QtWebEngine, so porting of QupZilla took some time. There are also still features from QtWebKit not available in QtWebEngine, so some QupZilla features may not be available in new release. Those missing features will come back in next releases of QupZilla and QtWebEngine.

QupZilla now depends on latest Qt release (Qt 5.6) to be able to use all QtWebEngine features.

QupZilla is now available in repositories of all major distributions. From now on, I will stop providing Linux builds. This also means that my Ubuntu PPA will not get any new releases. I will still provide Windows builds.

Download: source code (at github.com)

Update: I did not ditch support for Linux, quite the opposite. I just said in this post that I myself will no longer provide Linux builds. You should install QupZilla from your distribution's repositories or build it yourself.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

QupZilla 1.8.9 released with new logo!


Ninth bugfix version is now available.
  • new QupZilla logo
  • add button to open spellcheck settings in preferences
  • remove gradient in toolbar of browsing library
  • fix showing authors page in about dialog
  • fix showing current tab in tabbar after restoring session
  • fix searching for invalid one-word url strings from locationbar
  • fix switch to tab from locationbar completer when it is the only tab in window 

Download: source code (at github.com)

Highlight of this version is the new logo, made by Adrien Vigneron and Elio Qoshi.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

QupZilla 1.8.8 released!

Eightht bugfix version is now available.
  • added interface for extensions to show action in Tools menu
  • add option to use TabManager as main tabbar replacement
  • fix build with Qt 5.5.1
  • fix crash when unloading plugin with visible sidebar
  • fix possible crash when accessing last active window
  • fix sometimes incorrectly loading background non-restored tab
  • fix showing speed dials in bookmarks icon
  • fix showing messages in statusbar in RTL mode
  • fix crash when application style is externally changed
  • fix labels color in access keys navigation with dark style
  • fix position of autoscroll indicator with site notification visible
  • Windows: fix setting as default browser
  • Windows: better toolbar background for Windows 10

Download: source code (at github.com)

Windows builds are now using Qt 5 (5.5.1). It brings a lot of fixes for bugs and crashes and also support for HTML5 Audio/Video (only Windows Vista+).
Because of different libraries, I recommend you to first uninstall old version of QupZilla and only then install this new version. You won't lose your profile data with uninstallation.

Ubuntu packages (from ppa:nowrep/qupzilla) are now also using Qt 5.