Eat Your Fiber! A New Web Browser Is Being “Cooked” By The KDE Camp

Fiber is a new web browser being planned and developed by KDE developers with the intention of creating a modern looking browser for Linux that’s based on Qt-5 technology.

Updated Sep 19, 2016Apps
Fiber logo

It’s been a few weeks now since it was first revealed by KDE developer Ken Vermette that a new web browser is being develpoed by him.

Since that announcement, the new browser, named Fiber, has managed to both die and be reborn after its determined developer had faced a crucial decision to the project –

Should he fork, contribute, or start a new browser from scratch? After a thorough examination of the available options it’s been ultimately decided to start from scratch.

Despite the initial setback, Fiber hasn’t diverged from its main purpose of accomplishing 3 separate goals:

Fiber Goals

  • Deep KDE technology integration.
  • Present a polished, stable, modern experience.
  • Be simple by default, powerful when needed.

To those goals are also added 3 main key features that Fiber strives to implement:

Fiber Key Features

  • Be Multi-process Already achieved thanks to Qt WebEngine.
  • Extensions over hardcoded features
  • Custom per-tab profiles

Fiber mockup 1

Currently Fiber is going through experiments stage and its UI (User Interface) is still being very much subjected to change.

According to Ken, Fiber is currently “still a long ways away” from being released even as a development build, however, as time pass by it seems that both progress and interest in Fiber are being on the rise.

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