Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845090
Default KDE browser is buggy and provides a terrible first user experience.
Last modified: 2012-08-01 15:01:42 EDT
Description of problem:
The default browser should Just Work, and not cause a trainwreck of a user experience.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17, Konqueror 4.8.3.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit http://google.com/chrome
2. Try to download the 64 bit fedora RPM.
Frustration and exclamations that linux clearly isn't ready for the desktop, leading to the expert fedora boyfriend installing firefox and trying to convince her that her first real experience with linux doesn't reflect the behavior of the rest of the desktop.
Chrome gets installed.
Installing firefox fixes this bug. Further experiments show that facebook does not work 100% in konqueror, along with our bank's website and "the one facebook game that keeps me using windows since flash doesn't work" (it works fine on fedora now that she uses chrome).
Bugzilla is not an appropriate venue for this kind of change requests.
And any concrete issues with Konqueror should be reported directly to bugs.kde.org.
Where exactly do I send change requests then?
I assume then that since this isn't a bug, it is expected behavior to be unable to download chrome on a fresh install of Fedora 17?
> Where exactly do I send change requests then?
The default applications are discussed in KDE SIG meetings.
That said, the default browser topic has been rehashed many times and Konqueror was the decision for several practical reasons (it's dragged in by the KDE workspace, it's small, it's a KDE app and it's upstream KDE's default browser), so I'm not convinced rehashing this issue is productive.
Please keep in mind that the choice of defaults is a highly subjective matter and you cannot make everyone happy. (You have to sometimes make unpopular decisions in Phonon as well. And look at how you have 2 different backends because people cannot agree on which is the "best".)
> I assume then that since this isn't a bug, it is expected behavior to be unable > to download chrome on a fresh install of Fedora 17?
Thanks for having filed the upstream bug report (kde#304392).