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Just like promised the last week I spend some time coding a webbrowser for Sailfish which supports landscape and supports tabbing.
I based my work on the tinywebbrowser project by Mike7b4. So thanks for the initial code and inspiration.

The current features of the browser so far:
  • Landscape support
  • Tabbing support (real without reloading of tabs)
  • Bookmark support
  • Setting browser user agent
  • Setting default font sizes
  • Opening up links in new tab (by long press and hold on link)
  • Copy links (by long press and hold on link)
  • Open rtsp, rtmp and mms links with external viewer (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer)
  • Setting DNS Prefetch
  • Setting Offline WebApplication Cache
  • Manually add bookmark with specific user agent
  • Fast scroll to top or bottom of page
  • Watch Youtube with internal or external player (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer) with direct link
  • Download Youtube videos
  • Private Browsing
  • Clear Cache, Cookies, History
  • ReaderMode (with NightMode)
  • Copy text from website
  • Search text in website
  • Keyboard hotkeys
  • Session support
  • HTML5 Video Tag detection
  • Embeded Youtube detection
  • Integrated file manager
  • Integrated Download Manager
  • Keyboard Hotkeys (for TOHKBD or bluetooth keyboards)
  • Set as default browser
  • Backup Manager (Import/Export Bookmarks,Cookies,History,Settings)
  • Proxy Support
  • Fast Tab Switching
  • Create Website Launchers
  • Cookie Manager

You can find the code here: https://github.com/llelectronics/webcat
RPM here: https://openrepos.net/sites/default/...-1.armv7hl.rpm
Tablet (i486) RPM: https://openrepos.net/sites/default/...9.7-1.i486.rpm

It is recommend to use QtWebkit 5.212 from Version 2.9.7 onwards.
You can currently find RPMs here: https://build.merproject.org/package...ml5Audio+Video

Update:
Version 2.9.7
  • Long press on close button in tabview closes all tabs
  • Hide bookmarkbutton by default only show when urlbar is focussed
  • Replace reload button in extraToolbar with closeTabButton
  • Reduce spacing between BackIcon and ForwardIcon in toolbar
  • Split Bookmarkspage in 2 columns with bookmarks on the left and tabs on the right if in landscape
  • Added optional input method by long pressing on input box (opens a native input editing dialog)
  • Updated devicePixelRatioHack
  • Enable experimental.overview to better work with devicePixelRatioHack
  • Deactivated pollyfills that aren't necessary anymore (new qtwebkit 5.212 takes care of it upgrade to it if you need svg and full es6 support)
  • Save if media in MediaList is ytMedia
  • Disable HTML5 Audio & Video workarounds (qtwebkit 5.212 takes care of html5 audio + video)
  • Enable HTML5 Audio Tag detection and add to MediaList
  • Slight update of the default user agent
  • Handle onEnterFullScreen and onExitFullScreen
  • Fix Restore Backup functionality
  • Replaced old Adblocker rules with something more recent
  • Attach to window.onload instead of overwriting it (fixes some sites like acid3 test or css3 test not loading)
  • Some DevicePixelRatioHack.js optimizations
  • Added alternative webkit user agent *(used by Sailfish Browser for youtube)
  • Updated Jolla Sailfish Browser user agent

Version 2.9
  • Set InfoBanner parent on every call (Fixes InfoBanner showing in wrong position when in landscape)
  • BackupPage Flickables ContentHeight set to column
  • Massive update for translations (more strings are translatable/translated)
  • Ignore magnet links and try to open them externally (you need an application which handles magnet links)
  • Handle webkit crashes by trying to reload the page 3 times (4th time it shows an error message instead)
  • Wrap and realign sectionheaders text on BackupPage
  • Added https://www.tagesschau.de to devicePixelRatio blacklist (avoid crashes)
  • Better devicePixelRatio Hack by also setting experimental.customLayoutWidth which loads mobile page more often directly instead of desktop page (blacklisting tagesschau.de again for this)
  • Fix only allow closing of tabs if close button is visible
  • Show webtitle when page loaded above urltext

Version 2.8
  • Fixed OpenDialog wrong links to Android SD Card and SD Card
  • Revamped Tabbar (vertical list instead of horizontal)
  • Added MenuPopup for starting stuff from new Tabbar header (File
  • Manager,Backup Manager, Video Player, Download Manager)
  • Added new "about:" uris for Backup Manager, Video Player & Download Manager
  • Added Pulley Menu for VideoPlayer Page to OpenFiles and Streams
  • Hide Download Manager from Pulley (we don't need duplicates)
  • Allow showing html code for selected text (scroll down to see html button)
  • Added ViewPlaceholder for VideoPlayer if no media is loaded
  • Save backups to the Documents folder by default (new harbour rule)
  • Changed text of BackupPage to indicate changed saving path for backups
  • Fixed Youtube Get Stream URLs (should reliably get 240p,360p & 720p mp4 streams excluding ciphered ones like vevo)
  • Fixed ContextMenuOverlay blocking touch events on ytQualChooser close
  • Added DefaultCoverActionGroup setting
  • Added CookieManager (allows searching and removing of single cookies)

You can get the app in the warehouse and jolla store aswell and rate it there

Videodemonstration: http://youtu.be/1uVjaETqmMA
0.9-1 Videodemo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNYjdr5tCSs
0.9.6 Videodemo: http://youtu.be/vttkJgKOK48
1.9.9 Videodemo: http://youtu.be/WZXlqOrLKK8
2.0.9 Videodemo: https://youtu.be/Ck2TND0-PwE
2.1.0 Videodemo Backupmanager: https://youtu.be/sBge7JAlXro
2.2.0 Videodemo Fast Tab Switching: https://youtu.be/iaeMNppgOSQ
2.3 Videodemo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeffwP7SXkY
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nothing can see after install when I start it
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Thanks for your work. But I have two problems:
1)doesn't work installed by Warehouse(i have installed manually) 2) When you launch the application there is a blank page
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Hmm... need to debug it. Just a sec.
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I have also experienced these two errors (not being able to install through Warehouse and the blank screen).

The error code of the former is:
Code:
[W] unknown:11 - file:///usr/share/harbour-webcat/qml/pages/helper/db.js:11: Error: no such column: agent Unable to execute statement
[W] unknown:107 - file:///usr/share/harbour-webcat/qml/pages/helper/db.js:107: Error: no such table: settings Unable to execute statement
I know it's hard to debug such things when databases persist in the SDK

EDIT: Nevermind, that was not the right advice. But the error lies there.
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Last edited by nodevel; 2014-01-11 at 15:45.
 
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For the white screen please make sure to have qt5-qtgraphicaleffects installed.
I will upload a new package with this as dependency when I figured out the db.js problem.
Thx for your help and patience.
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Update: I think I fixed it: https://openrepos.net/sites/default/...-2.armv7hl.rpm
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llelectronics you won't make it to harbour with gt5-qtgraphicaleffects
 
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Really ? Hmm... then I need to think about something else to make it to harbour.
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Thanks! Looks great!

Just few issues I noticed:
  • The URL bar covers a small part of the page - on one website I visit, there a link to switch to mobile version, which is currently hidden behind the bar (I just noticed that the bar becomes thinner after scrolling, but only on longer pages).
  • The tab bar is visually bit confusing - not really sure what is current tab... You could remove the 'New tab' and 'Close' buttons as they're accessible through the pulley menu
  • Would you consider adding bookmark editing function? It is quite easy to edit bookmarks in the default browser (through a config file), but since here it's in a database... It is difficult to make a bookmark pointing to http://talk.maemo.org/search.php?do=getnew
  • Switching to landcape and then back to portrait zooms the page in
  • Rotation animation is not very smooth

These are just minor issues - I am very impressed by your work. I wouldn't have imagined something would replace the default browser in its initial version. Simply amazing.
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Please, don't use it. If this doesn't convince you, read more here.
The worst thing is even if you don't use it, it takes one ***** who does and has your number in his/her contacts and your number is uploaded to servers of this insane company for 'anyone interested' to read.
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