Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.


The Konqueror folks have just earned my undying respect. Yesterday I decided that I should try to figure out exactly what portions of NW were in fact working on Konqueror.

After a couple of hours of hacking I can report that most widgets work flawlessly on Konqueror 2.99 and performance is more than acceptable. I honestly thought I'd have to wait another 6 months before we would be able to support Konqueror, but last night's hack proves otherwise. Konqueror 2.2.2 appears to be a lost cause, but I think this is something of a non-issue.

To make your netWindows installations work with Konqueror, grab the lastest CVS code for the main codebase and change all instances of the special attribute "__element_definition" to "eldef" in your netWindows pages, and you're good to go.

I love Open Source.