Thursday, August 10, 2017

QupZilla is moving under KDE and looking for new name

I'm happy to announce that QupZilla is becoming a KDE project!

What this effectively means for users is that everything (source hosting, bug tracking, continuous integration, wiki, ...) will move from GitHub to KDE infrastructure.
There will be no changes in project goals - all platforms currently supported will stay supported and there will be no hard dependencies on KDE libraries.

You can see the current status of the transition at QupZilla Incubator (community.kde.org) wiki page.

New name
I've been thinking about changing name for some time already, and now is a great opportunity to do so. However, choosing a good name is not easy and I already didn't do a good job in the past, so I need your help!
Name proposals can be entered on the Incubator wiki page or here in the comments.
Please note that even though the KDE relation, there doesn't have to be K in name - in fact, names without K are preferred now.

Next release (2.2) is still planned for this month aligned with Qt 5.9.2 release. All following releases will be made under KDE and, hopefully, with new name.

UPDATE: It was decided that Falkon will be the new name.

175 comments:

  1. Kaffeine
    Spekular
    Klimber
    Kourageous
    Kowbell
    Quantum/Kuantum
    perhaps, it can be a good idea to add 'Browser'

    P S (nvm) by owl kid

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    1. Kowbell! <3
      (as for K-names, KDE as a community neither encourage or discourage them. It's up to the dev what a project should be named. Personally I find K-names to be a good thing. Yes it's cheesy and a bit dorky - BUT as a communicative tool its oddly effective. Everyone knows it's a KDE project and the name stick when the reader either goes "oh cool a K name" or "Oh no, not a K name!" both are extra actions that makes the reader remember the name clearer)

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    2. I don't insist on K-names.
      (I agree with you though)

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    3. Aleksander.
      Hold on: This has a story: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Safari-called-Safari-What’s-the-relevance-of-the-name

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  2. Kiran is a really good name.

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  3. Why not Fiber? A name of a dead project for a web browser in KDE.

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  4. KDE is discouraging K- names for new apps...

    I like Quantum, but it's Mozilla's codename for their updated Firefox stuff.

    We've had Navigator → Explorer → Konqueror, so what about something like Wanderer?

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    1. Wanderer sounds really good. I like the continuity.

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    1. Konathan? xD

      Jokes aside, I find "Wanderer" or any name somehow related to navigating-exploring interesting

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    2. why no k names anymore?

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  6. Voyager
    Surfer
    Jaal (web in hindi)

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  7. Khromium
    Qthromium

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  8. Qzilla
    CuteZilla
    CutZilla
    FastZilla
    Zillastic
    Aranzilla (this last is a joke only italians can understand ;) )

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  9. For K-name it could be "Kitsune" a japanese word for fox.
    I personally like the name "Tern" based on a bird known for its long journeys.

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    1. I like Kitsune, it's a play on Firefox and also keeps the K theme!

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  10. KoolWave

    because the current logo looks like a wave (surfing/browsing the waves of the internet) and cool brings a refreshing association with lightness (and speed of browsing performance)

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  11. I have some words in arabic:
    Kashif(revealer, the one who discover)
    Safina or fulk (ship)
    Gnina (means rabbit in algerian arabic)

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    1. Yes, an Arabic name would be cool. Gnina and Safina are already taken by other projects but Kashif and Fulk seem to be available.

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  12. Kardinal, cardinals are neat, yet simple little birds. It could also stand for the cardinal direction, a good way to navigate the web.

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  13. 1- Kantelope
    2- Skorpion

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  14. k[h]rom[e]
    k[h]romium

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  15. 1) Feather
    2) Panther

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    1. QLight is a delight! :)

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  17. Storch (stork)
    Eagle
    Ant
    AntRunner
    Visionary

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  18. Globe / Global / Globetrotter.

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  19. My first preference is just using Fiber, that was a concept by Ken Vermette but it doesn't seeem he's working on it. Of course with his permission.

    About K-names, I would suggest the same I did with Kirigami: it has a K but it doesn't replace a C. The kirigami is a Japanese art similar to origami.

    It could be "Kirin", that is a Japanese mythological creature, cool for a browser. Yes, Japanese seems full of words with K.

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    1. Also, if you prefer the Q instead of K, Kirin can be written Quilin too.

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  20. Kiran means a ray (of light or hope in Hindi). Starts with a K and is generally always used with a positive connotation as a ray of hope at the onset of new beginning.

    I'm an native hindi speaker and it might be my bias but Kiran is a beautiful name and is very positive in its meaning. This is of course a personal opinion.

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  21. Cowbell is great name. It is unique and interesting and puts a smile on my face.

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  22. I like Fiber. Because of the reference to fiber optic high speed lines.
    I also like names like Surf (Surfer) as well since you 'surf' the web. It also connects with Dolphin as part of an oceanic naming theme. Wave is OK but not as obvious.

    Basically I like names that give some clue as to what the program actually does.

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  23. What about Kapow! browser. I was just joking. I got this cool name "Photon browser" because qupzilla was light and fast as a Photon particle!:D

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  24. Selain (Browser in Finnish languaje)
    kisakuzi in Swahili
    Leser in Afrikaans
    ---------------------
    Itilosi (Navigator in Zulú language)
    kaiwha (from "kaiwhakatere" Navigator in Maori language)
    naviganto (in Esperanto)

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  25. Spider, the King of the Web!

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  26. Giving a name from a dead project isnt good for karma. i like Kiran

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  27. Cosmonaut
    Qosmonaut
    Kosmonaut

    Because it is what comes after:
    Navigator → Explorer → Konqueror

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    1. Cosmonaut! I totally agree!

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    2. +1 for Cosmonaut.

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    3. Cosmonaut is perfect. Exactly what I was trying to think of (but didn't) to complete that series.

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    4. +1 kOSMONAUGT
      +1 COSMONAUT

      great one!

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    5. while i like it, i think its too big... We need something "catchy"

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    6. It can even be Kosmonaut, that's the Czech version of cosmonaut.

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  28. Kiran feels genuinely good. Is simple to speak and has good meaning in certain Indic languages.

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  29. Cable
    Connector
    Hydro
    Bloom
    Planet Browser
    Quinn Browser
    Queen Browser

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  30. KΛW
    KΛB

    Λ is a capitalized lambda which is the letter used for the average number of particles in the Debye sphere which in turn is one of three factors that define a plasma stream.

    W would stand for Web browser
    B would stand for Browser

    The decision is yours :)

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  31. I think, that QupZilla (or maybe Qupzilla) is well known name, already. I don't think, that changing the name is good idea.

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    1. I agree. Why are you changing it, if a K name isn't even the goal? Trademark concerns (because of the "Zilla" part)?

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  32. I think that to inherit Konqueror is the best choice
    If not, +1 to Fiber

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  34. +1 for Konqueror. Konqueror was not only the best application on all open source, even its name was solid.
    Plus, you could re-use its old motto: "Conquer your desktop" - or, in this case, "Conquer the web"!

    But all in all, the name thing is superflous. I'm happy you're joining KDE. I just hope Qupzilla becomes the de-facto web browser for KDE, fully integrated with it (using KDE apis, Kparts for viewing stuff -katepart, okular for online PDF's...).

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  35. If the challenge is a new name, I think "Möbius" could be an lovely option.

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  36. Reading through the prior suggestions, 2 names stood out to me. One in Arabic "Kashif" and one in Hindi "Kiran". I particularly liked Kashif - the revealer.

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  37. A couple of suggestions:

    - Compass (or Kompass), for obvious reasons

    - Nickel, given that it uses webEngine, which is basically Chromium

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  38. Diamond
    Lexi
    Krystal
    Kandy

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  39. I would suggest:

    icarus (ikarus || iqarus)

    According to Greek mythology Icarus, son of Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth (which i see as the web), fly too close to the sun and his wings (made by his father) melted...

    There is also Theseus... but it does not work so well...

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    1. Ooh, I just proposed a name but I actually love your suggestion! Ikarus (Icarus, idc about the variant) would be an awesome name for a web browser! :)

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    2. thank you :)

      (there are already a bunch of "ikarus" already, but no iqarus, AFAIK)

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  40. - Portal
    - Gateway
    - Inlet

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  41. Not particularly fond of "Fiber" - reminds me of a stool softener - and I can just think of the jokes now. Also, anything with "*zilla" or "Chrome*" or "*ium" is just over done. Before suggesting something people should do a quick google search - just to make sure it isn't already being used. If I think of something somewhat original, I'll post it - but drawing a blank now.

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  42. What about Curiosity? Not only we explore because of our curiosity: Last week marked the 5th anniversary of the rover on Mars and it is still going strong exploring the red planet and providing new valuable information :)

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  43. torpilla
    mild
    vif
    rapide
    surf
    CZ

    Please add ability to log in here with Github account!

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  44. Do you really has to?
    ohh well,
    NAVIQ

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  45. Hi, few names:

    Kosmo
    Kosmio
    Khoros (from greek choros)

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  46. Khoros (from greek choros = space)

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  47. rychly « (rychlý)
    or just rych

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  48. Fiber or QutZilla sounds very good.

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  49. Kowbell (or Cowbell) made me crack up. Not sure if that is the first criteria for a great name, but it is definitely fun. Wowser also made me laugh, but it might be a bit distracting to surf with the Wowser Browser.

    Khoros and the venerable Konqueror are solid names.

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  50. 1-Zilla has no legitimate place in the name of any web browser that is not built using a Mozilla browser engine. Mozilla-engined browsers are the only browsers whose engine development and goals are not driven by mega-corporate pecuniary interests Google, Microsoft and Apple.

    2-Mozilla users have long deserved a reliable, full-featured, QT-toolkit-based web browser, one not dependent upon being built using GTK. KDE would be a natural environment for fulfilling that need.

    3-Konqueror's KHTML remains the sole web engine capable of by default permitting a computer to do with web content what it was designed to do, automatically compute object sizes with accuracy. Some years ago, web standards were changed to dispense with this ability. Blink, Edge, Trident and Webkit engines all complied unconditionally. Mozilla's Gecko engine reserved a proprietary facility to retain it, but otherwise complied. Konqueror using KHTML failed to comply. By so doing, it remains the only web browser able to automatically, or at all other than by happenstance, render objects at accurate physical sizes. To do so it depends only on Xorg or its equivalent to provide a logical display density that equals physical display density. Konqueror using KHTML remains the only web browser which unconditionally permits automatic rendering where a displayed inch measures an inch, a cm a cm, and a pt a pt.

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  51. how about:

    - Kuat (spell it like Quad). It's an Indonesian language which means "Strong"
    - Killa
    - KupZilla

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  52. or maybe "Knot" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knot_(unit)

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  53. I vote for Fennec or Fennek
    A Fennec is a type of fox but more cute (Qt) get it?

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    1. Fennec is the codename for Firefox for Android.

      What about Kit, as in baby fox?

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    2. Fenneq ! :D LOL

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    1. This is the only real option!

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  55. Kringer! By the power of Grayskull!

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  57. I know this browser as QupZilla, so to remember this browser again, i prefer the name is only "Qup" or "QupBrowser". Zilla is an iconic name for Mozilla (Firefox Maker).

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  58. How about kite browser, kite like the bird that looks like eagle?

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  59. Also kite is similar to appearance to falcon and starts with k

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  60. Its not the place to talk about it now, but is there any possibility that firefox sync can be added to qupzilla like gnome did with epiphany? It makes life much easier when switching between desktops and mobile devices besides providing backups for bookmarks and saved passwords

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  61. Why not "Aragog"or "Acromentule" ?

    Thous names are affiliates to spiders in Harry Potter). What would be better than a magic spider to browse the web ?

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  63. Here are some more suggestions:

    Nau - the Portuguese name for the biggest ships used in times of the Great Discoveries of Columbus and Vasco da Gama. Goes nicely with the current logo and has a reference to both Konqueror and Navigator.

    Webscape - an obvious name with an obvious reference.

    Multiverse - a reference to the multitude of things one can do online using one piece of software - a browser.

    Eagle - flies high, sees far, hunts quick.

    Spider - the one who weaves and controls the web.

    Quantum - a reference to the interconnectedness of the web and the ability of being in multiple places at once.

    Quicksilver (Mercury) - a reference to Qt and a pun towards Chrome (Chromium).

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    1. I also thought about Quantum and Quicksilver, but prefer Quantum.

      +1 Quantum

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  64. This is great. We have been waiting for a Qt based modern browser for a long time.

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  65. Following the Kirigami UI framework would be a nice way to integrate plasma.

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  66. the software gives you access to so much, you can call it 'Infinity'.

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  67. What's about "Drakkar"?

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  68. "KITE" - light and fast. What do you think?

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  69. Beagle - apart from the dog breed an allusion to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Beagle the ship on which Charles Darwin embarked as a naturalist.

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  70. QuesT? Make reference to QT, is related to explore , a good joke to "safari" and "explorer", and is simple and cool name.

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  71. Keepit:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/tags.php?tag=keepit

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  72. Keepit:
    "To Keep It Real or Tell The Truth No Matter What"

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  73. FANTASY:
    "Power of forming mind-pictures"

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  74. Given https://konqueror.org/faq/#WheredoesthenameiKonqueroricomefrom

    I think "Settler" as new name is obvious.

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  75. 1) KonQuest * 2) Pronto (italian) * 3) Harpoon * 4) IceWeb *

    5) Dynamo * 6) Sumaku ("magnet" in swahili) * 7) Gallium (like the steel Ga31)

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  76. 'Qashmiri' (or maybe 'Qashmir') close to word Kashmiri which denoted types of wools or fibers, collected from Kashmir region in continental India. The wool is now commonly called cashmere. Name 'Kashyape' is origin of the word kashmere.

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  77. So can we agree that "Kiran" is the winner?

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  78. I liked the Qashmiri name a lot. So I bought the domains www.qashmiri.org and www.qashmiri.com . I can move ownership after 60 days per goDaddys user terms. You can contact me via email from whois if needed.

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    1. I can move ownership* (*for free of charge ofc)

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  79. simply: k-zilla or K-Zilla

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  80. FAME
    Something as „fast actioning multi explorer" for example.

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  81. What about Windows users? Not interested in the KDE connection!

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    1. Go home, you're drunk.

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  82. QB with a pronunciation que-bee, short for QupBrowser
    And no repulsive K-naming convention, please!!

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    1. That kind of conflicts with qutebrowser ;-)

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  84. Webigator: Web Navigator

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  85. Hiqup, the web browser that's quicker than a hiccup.

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  86. Kupie
    Konkueror (if Konqueror would be dropped)
    Konkuer

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  87. - Kinetic
    - Kerosine
    - Kokanee

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    1. You missed to write Kokaine :D

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