|Developer(s)||Andrea Diamantini and other KDE developers|
|Initial release||2 December 2008|
2.4.2 / 12 January 2014
|Size||~1.1 MiB|
|License||GNU GPL v3|
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, and was formerly of Kubuntu (between versions 10.10 and 13.10). rekonq has been officially included in KDE Extragear since 25 May 2010. 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.
As of January 2014, there has been no further development of rekonq, and there is no manpower or sponsorship to restart development.
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.
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.