QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebEngine 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.
Who creates QupZilla?
David Rosca (nowrep)Project owner and main developer
Student at Czech Technical University
IRC: nowrep (irc.freenode.net)
E-mail: nowrep at gmail dot com
Jabber/XMPP: nowrep at jabbim dot cz
Apart from coding, others are contributing also by making translations or supporting QupZilla. Full list of contributors can be found here [at github].
You can also join IRC channel #qupzilla at irc.freenode.net to chat with people involved in QupZilla.