Developer(s)Andrea Diamantini and other KDE developers[1]
Initial release2 December 2008 (2008-12-02)[2]
Final release
2.4.2[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 12 January 2014; 8 years ago (12 January 2014)
Written inC++
PlatformKDE Platform
Size~1.1 MiB[citation needed]
TypeWeb browser
LicenseGNU GPL v3[4]

rekonq was a lightweight, QtWebKit-based web browser developed inside the free software project KDE. It is the default web browser of Chakra GNU/Linux,[5] and was formerly of Kubuntu (between versions 10.10[6] and 13.10[7]). rekonq has been officially included in KDE Extragear since 25 May 2010.[8] In contrast to Konqueror, a web browser and file manager also developed by KDE, rekonq aims to be a standalone and simple web browser. Its code was initially based on Qt Development Frameworks' QtDemoBrowser and is developed on KDE Projects' Git repository.[9]

As of January 2014, there has been no further development of rekonq, and there is no manpower or sponsorship to restart development.[10]


rekonq integrates into the KDE desktop, e.g. downloading files through KDE download system, sharing bookmarks with Konqueror, KIO support, etc. rekonq possesses most of the features of a modern web browser, specifically:

rekonq uses the WebKit HTML rendering engine provided in QtWebKit.

See also


  1. ^ "rekonq authors". Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  2. ^ Andrea Diamantini (2 December 2008). "rekonq 0.0.1". Kde-announce-apps (Mailing list). Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  3. ^ "rekonq 2.4.2". 12 January 2014.
  4. ^ Andrea Diamantini. "rekonq license". Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Chakra Edn 2011.11 review". LinuxBSDos. 11 November 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 27 December 2011. Unless you chose to install Firefox and/or Chromium during the installation process, the lone installed browser will be reKonq, a native Web browser for KDE.
  6. ^ (10 October 2010). "Kubuntu 10.10 Release". Archived from the original on 12 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Kubuntu 14.04 LTS". Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  8. ^ adjam (2010). "rekonq 0.5 beta, in extragear!".
  9. ^ "rekonq.git - rekonq is a web browser for KDE based on WebKit". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Lead developer's blog, adjam.weblog()". Retrieved 26 February 2016.